Art Reflecting Reality ~ Reality Reflecting Art

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts.

Caracas is being spared from the rolling blackouts and has not seen violent protests. Some Venezuelans complain that the country is starting to resemble the dystopian series “The Hunger Games,” in which districts suffer for the benefit of a heartless capital city.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/protests-as-venezuela-embraces-2-day-workweek-to-save-power/2016/04/27/4708aef8-0cc4-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html

The value of art is diverse and ridiculously difficult to explain…

But that ^ really is a great example.

A Short Note on Art’s Value as a Mode of Communication

So here we have people communicating how they feel by making a comparison to popular media.
They do this because it’s all about communication.
These people are struggling to get by, they see that the Capital doesn’t have to struggle so much, so the comparison pops into their mind… so when they speak to you, you now get the same understanding that they do.
You’re both calling forth the same mental images from your memory.
You’re both thinking of President Snow and the privilege enjoyed by the few in the Capital of The Hunger Games.
You now have reached a much better understanding about how they feel.

Art as a mode of communication ~

 

Another Note

The Washington Post is now owned personally by Jeff Bezos of Amazon.
I honestly get the feeling that Mr. Bezos is behind Amazon Prime (Prime TV) not only having all the Star Trek TV series and many movies for free… but having the good versions of them. The ‘not cut for TV’, color corrected, HD versions. Either that or else somebody up high in Amazon is a Trekkie and grabbed the streaming rights for the good stuff when they could. Either way, it’s a facet of Amazon that I’m actually happy with… sooo…

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