Attention and Distraction: Experiencing Video Instillation Art
I was very interested in the fact that the majority of people spend only a few minutes or even a quick glance while in an exhibition. Those few minutes aren't enough for someone to really look, observe and understand the artists intent of the work. It is so easy for us to just wonder through a gallery without taking any notice of the meaning behind video instillation's or the art work. I believe it is necessary to really understand what your looking at and experience the work first hand. People find it hard to become intrigued by something that really holds their attention and find out the meaning of the work without being told. It is very easy for people to loose interest during a video instillation especially if they don't start at the beginning. Unfortunetley distraction is part of the experience one can have while looking at art and video instillation's in an exhibition.