ZT Tosha IMG 4796
Nov 6 2018 - Nov 22 2018
by ZT Tosha
Examinations of history and memory, through the conflicting nature of an image’s formal make up and the content it contains.
It is evident that the development of new means of communication, is changing our sense of reality. The media make narratives of memory and identity into dominant and meaningful representations of reality.
The internet is distributing memories into personal, corporate and institutional archives. Archives never guarantee the preservation of authentic memories. It is a fact that systematic archives or historical documents are preserved according to the needs of the authorities that keep them..
Much of our collective memory and history is rooted in storytelling, and it is an art form unique to the human experience. How we tell these tales can vary, from oral poetry to literature to song to art, and we have created tools to aid us in conveying their meaning. One of the most effective of these tools is allegory.In relation to modern art, allegory is when one narrative might mean another, something that was first proposed in Craig Owen’s book The Allegorical Impulse: Toward a Theory of Postmodernism.Allegories are a comprehensible way to express complex, abstract ideas such as love, life, death, virtue and justice. In other words, an allegory is a neatly packaged idea or lesson, ready to reveal itself, and only waiting to be unwrapped and examined by us. Immense power to illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are easily digestible and tangible to its viewers, readers, or listeners.