Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The sound of music

In the four minute video in the metro station the crowd breaks out in a group dance to the "do re mi fa so la ti do" number from "The Sound of Music." Who knew so many people were professional dancers in Antwerp. It is a social piece involving all of those in the station. While only some are dancers, even the persons of the crowd seem to jump in and enjoy the dance.
This piece really does not relate to my work at all. Mostly because it is a piece to create surprise, and a performance. This moment truly feels as though it is just intended to make the crowd happy.

1. Is this relational aesthetics?
2. Is it rude to play such a stereotypical song in the country the move was played in?
3. Does the involvement of children make it slightly inappropriate?

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