Hide To Show – Memefying Live Music, Algorythmizing Social Relationships
By Pascal Gielen & Thomas R. Moore
Does not all social media, all our lust for communication and connection, hide our growing loneliness? In Hide to Show musician Thomas Moore and sociologist Pascal Gielen use Michael Beil’s scenic composition as a lens to analyze our contemporary society and our social (media) behaviour. What’s the effect of digitalization and the online culture on our perception of the world and of ourselves? And, what do technological perfections and corrections do with the life in a live performance? Through an essay and an interview with Beil himself, the authors try to understand our contemporary hyperreal condition, but implicitly they want to demonstrate even more that music and aesthetics are intrinsic to understanding our contemporary human condition. Just as science, all our senses are keys to knowledge of the world. Beauty, too, is a science…
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