Oct 10, 2020

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Week 7 — Art Idea Essay — The Art of Place

Place is a very essential topic to everyone’s daily lives even if we don’t know it yet. Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in some way shape or form. Most importantly, everyone’s day to day lives were ruined because the world was put on pause. No one considers the valuableness of places. Places let you escape whatever you want at a moment in time and allows you to become who you want. More than half the world has been shut down for 7 months now, people have lost their jobs and the whole nation has overturned.

One artist I found was Polo G. He is a rapper and a very famous person. I love his music and to me it’s art. I think musicians are artists because it takes a lot to be able to write your own music and produce it and get millions of listeners. Many singers today have the power to create songs that have different reasons. I find music useful because it gets me through the day. I play any second I get to. Another artist I like who speaks about the idea of places is Lil Baby, a rapper as well. I really like Lil Baby because recently his music has been pointed directly towards the social injustices that are occurring in the world, we live in. His song “The Bigger Picture” relates to the constant police brutality that happens against people of color. One artist I researched was Ashley Montagu, a very famous anthropologist. A famous quote of his is,” The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality”. This is important for today and is specific to the place’s women go. Women are always afraid of where they can go because people in the world are very scary. Being a woman limits the places you can go which really sucks.

Another idea of place could be the internet. The internet has the ability to take you to another form of reality without actually leaving the real one. You can put on whatever movie or TV show you’d like and live worry free for a little bit. If you don’t like television, you could always use media such as Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. These are apps that allow you to connect with people without even being together. This is a very good alternative because COVID-19 has taken a toll on everyone and they can turn to these platforms to still have human interaction during a pandemic and quarantine.

I really have no idea how the world is going to be after coronavirus leaves. Everyone has slightly tweaked their entire lives to cater to a disease we know very little about and so coming back after all of this will be very difficult. I think it will be hard for college campuses to get students on campus again because if all of their courses can be taken online, what’s the point of staying in the dorms? I really hope it doesn’t turn out like that, though, because I really want to experience college and how it’s supposed to be. I don’t want to have to stay locked in the house for forever because as humans we will all start to slowly lose feeling of real life interactions.