Here we are in the future world: 2021. But wait. Where are the flying cars? The robots working for us?? The cure for cancer??? None of these became reality yet but instead something else no one really expected.
Smartphones and Social media.
Billions of humans constantly connected 24 hrs a day. All the effort, energy and innovation of humanity aiming to what?
Make people communicate to each other.
Yes, I know… All the polemics if this is good/bad etc… That’s not the point. The point I’m trying to make here is that this revolution we are living, tells important for humans is communication.
But what happens if we have to express something much more complex like the sadness of loosing a loved one, or the emotion of climbing a mountain or winning the world cup or even a new technological revolution?
How do we “code” and then “project” this kind of feelings? We will need much more complex tools than a short text message or an email. How we’ll be able to fulfil that deep needing we have as human race to communicate? How will we cope to the fact that no conventional and rational communication can be used, to properly translate the message we want to send?
These advanced techniques of communication are in my opinion the definition of “Art“:
“A way to communicate that uses the irrational, to fill the gaps left by the rational.”
Being able to touch the soul of the audience with a language that is not possible to rationally explain like beauty, music, aesthetic, emotions… Establishing a connection that is inexplicably clearer than any rational one.
The strongest securities we have in life often come from things we cannot explain or even define, and probably this is the reason why they are so solid.