The media is used by children as an agent of socialisation on their knowledge. In these times, it create for the child and adolescent spectators an immediate experience of a virtual reality that become at once central to the fantasy lives of young peoples.
Do you do that? Without using words, visual art beckons and questions, remembers and reveals.
It is one location where people who speak different languages can read the same imagery and experience both common and uncommon interpretations. I absolutely require time spent in spaces that nourish my imaginative and visionary power.
The show featured the work of eight Detroit-area-based artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, fiber art, assemblage, and sculpture. Artists of African-American, Asian, Mexican, Polish, and Middle Eastern descent were represented, and while much of the work contains elements of cultural specificity, the word meditation in the title promised a gateway to reflecting on who the self is when not burdened-down by historical broken records, cliches, and stereotypes; or suffocating in airless categorical boxes.
Viewing these artworks gave me an opportunity to remember myself as a soulful human being and not some sociological specimen created solely by racism, sexism, inequalities, and misperceptions. The works invited me to meditate on: She was gracious enough to respond, providing questions for my consideration such as: The opening pieces of the exhibition were the large-scale works of Tylonn J.
It was easy to feel an attraction to these oil-on-canvas works because I recognized the likenesses of cultural icons James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Still, there was a sinister element, maybe coming from the uniformity of body type, dress, and a gradual dawning that although each canvas was inhabited by multiple figures, they were all wearing masks of the aforementioned icons.
The images disturbed me. As a point of departure from portraiture and highlighting the individual, these works aim to show the confluence of collective identity and anonymity. I wondered if this placement was intentional because, I think that in the popular imagination black people are associated with expressions that are large and loud, while Asians are associated with subtlety.
In this way her work shows dualities, personal conflicts, and the tensions between her personal world and the social expectations others have for her as an Asian American woman. Our identity is composed of many different facets.
Sometimes it results in guilt, sometimes in contentment and always in a deeper realization of what has shaped me into the person I am now. Red thread appeared as zig-zag stitching in one panel, parallel lines, crossroads, or the sign of the cross in others. The individual panels reminded me of novels that are told in stories where each story is complete in itself yet deepened by the presence of its kindred stories.
Through these paintings, I examine the freedom to identify as one chooses and acceptance in a broad sense.
Subconsciously we may have noted that these folks seem to be in competition for space with urban street birds, a. It paints a picture of how the somewhat negative environment becomes a comfortable condition and not simply a momentary station in life. Its vibrant colors, uneven layerings, topical stitching, unfinished edges, and frayed and faded fabric felt familiar.
It resembles an historical self, or an aging self: It is only when the layers of the surface map are peeled or torn away that the true history is revealed.
These pieces illustrate our selves in collaboration and communion with others—the living as well as the ancestral.Thus, identity formation, as a social concept, is being transformed in new and even more global ways.
How does this transformation of media affect youth, today?
On average, American adolescents spend "6 ½ hours per day" engaging in some form of media, (Arnett, , p. ). for our sense of self, group schemas play a major part in processes of identiﬁ- SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF IDENTITIES social identity theory is that individuals deﬁne their identities along two dimensions: social, deﬁned by membership in various social groups; and per- the concept of role identities, the characters a person develops.
self that she was, is becoming, and will be, however little (4) a commitment to certain roles as self-defining; (5) an she remembers, understands, or is able to predict about acknowledgment of one’s role commitments and views of.
Social media has caused people to move away from their real self-identities due to negative messages diplayed by the media and other social forces. Dobson () suggests that self-identity is a ‘global understanding someone has of themselves (and) is composed of relatively permanent self-assessments.’.
The show featured the work of eight Detroit-area-based artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, fiber art, assemblage, and sculpture.
Meditations on the Politics of Identity,” suggests provocative questions about self and selves; as well as the role of abstraction and realism in Our identity is. The Power of Social Media in Developing Nations: New Tools for Closing the Global Digital Divide and Beyond Amir Hatem Ali1 I.
I NTRODUCTION On January 28, , Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, took the dras-tic and unprecedented step of shutting off the Internet for five days across an entire nation.