When does a work become art? Would the picture of the Mona Lisa be so expensive if only hung in a warehouse? Why can bananas stick to walls? Those are the questions many people think of when talking about art. And one does not shirk the truth nonetheless: Art exists only when there is an audience.
As the history progresses, the audience is getting closer and closer to the artworks. From the beginning, when art was primarily for religious rituals and beliefs, audiences were forced to stand in the distance and to look forward. Then, gradually, works of art began to appear in families, whether in the form of painting or music. The works then leave the private spaces, displayed in museums for anyone to come and admire. They are even given public spaces, so that people can touch, touch and contemplate themselves in them.
However, it was not until the era of interactive art that audiences truly became an essential part of art. They are no longer people watching, admiring or taking pictures with the work. They are the contributors to turning art into art. In other words, they are co-creators.
INTERACTIVE ART OF THE TECHNOLOGY ERA
Compared to other art forms, the art of postpartum interaction is later, but is now one of the ways to help artists soon establish their names quickly. The special feature of this art form is the ability to transform the work, giving each audience a completely different experience. The first recognized interactive artwork appeared in the 1960s, when artist Allan Kaprow commissioned a garden filled with old tires and audiences could freely create their work as they walked. go there.
Returning to audience participation, precisely because of this feature, interactive art also often requires special display spaces compared to traditional art forms. Regardless of technology’s dependence, in order for the audience to be able to co-create, artists must calculate the space so that they can step in and become part of it. In many cases, an interactive artwork will require a colossal space.
Some of these examples show what makes this art so powerful. Because whether or not you truly understand the messages behind the works, one thing is for sure, the audience will never be bored. They will not have to experience the feeling of being overwhelmed or tired of the weasel knees like walking through the immense museums to see the classics. Co-creation, whether subconsciously or artistically, to bring audiences back to a curious child may have long been forgotten. And maybe because of that, they will feel that art and life are truly one, and everyone has a great source of creative energy, as long as someone gives them the opportunity.