CARTASIA 2018 | IX EDITION
BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DELLA CARTA
July - September 2018 | Lucca. ItalY
TOPIC: Chaos & Silence
Today, an excess of stimuli, news, positive or negative notions, puts human beings in a state of numbness due to information overload. This numbness causes each input to be perceived as equal to others: the enormous quantity of stress to which we are subjected makes it difficult for us to perceive the differences, the specific qualities of each stimulus, and also its features. A reading of the world around us becomes confusing and indecipherable. In this context, the search for silence, clarity and peace, appear as essential needs of contemporary society, in response to their chaotic development.
At the same time there is, in this chaotic and dense nebula, a continuous movement and contact with different particles: and this is where the origins of great creative possibilities are concealed and the sign of a body which is extremely alive, responsive, diverse and interconnected, as is today's society. In contrast to this point of view, silence becomes synonymous with isolation, disconnection, and unavailability.