In art scale does matter, it does not mean the work should be too large or too small, it means the size should be decided thoughtfully.
There is a lot to say, and my hands quiver, my heart throbs. No i am not talking about love, its the realization, how low people can stoop for a bit of money, people who we think of as our mentors, who we think are credible, who we think were brilliant.
I would just say, i thought artists were an innocent breed, they just express their selves in a number of mediums, they talk of love and humanity. But it turned out, artists are no different from our society, they ( many of them ) manipulate, rob, steel, snatch, the murder humanity, drench their soul in the blood of the innocent, and then paint with it the pure pain they have caused to the world, in floral patterns and joyful faces.
The reality is always grim, i guess thats the truth of life.
How is the land on the other side of the barbed wires ? I see you have cockroaches the same of the kind we have. It was somewhat un expected ! I wonder the color of your sand on the beach is the same or not . The dirt on the roads , you seem to talk just like us on the internet, do you pretend just so you can sound the same ? The humans at your side of those thorny metal wires, do they hate us ? Will they actually kill us the moment they set their eyes on us ? Do we look different from you, the pictures you post on the social media show you as exactly like us ? Do you photoshop them ? Or does your government do that so to us you look the same and we get closer to you so you can eat us ? If so then what do you look like ? Do you have big eyes and green body like those Aliens they show us on tv ? Because they call you aliens too when you cone and start to reside in our side or the political boundary ….. Political boundary, but who is playing politics here me ? Certainly not ! You ? But if so its certainly not with me ! You are not ! Oh then who is ? Who is playing with our brains ? If you look just like us , talk and breath just like us , you even fall in love and get raged just like us than where is the difference and if there is no difference why is whole planet all divided into tiny bits and blocks ? …… Would you mind if i come hop over this stupid barbed wire and hug you ? Oh you would love it ! , so would i ! But … Those playing politics will they let us ? But what harm will you and i hugging each other do to them ? Ego ? Whose not mine not yours than ohh …. Of the ones who rule us , yeah that be hurt and they wont be happy about it … Why not just call them ego boundaries and not political boundaries ? What !!? You mean that will hurt their ego more ! ….. Drunk me ? Not at all, the bottle is still half full….. Its a big bottle, i see two of them or three … Yes, I guess i am so totally drunk on this new brand of vodka, its red and the label reads reality … What do you mean i make no sense ! … Oh come on ! Hell i cant even type now, may hands are shaking out of rage that how foolish this all is … All this barb wired political boundary powered by ego ….. What you think i am too drunk ? ….. Ohh kaaaay i will sleep and let you sleep too, yeah my little one has school too , God even you people send kids to school in the morning !!! ….. Ok ok … I will go sleep … No i will remember it all word by word in the morning ! , i will say it all, all of it to the whole school to which my little angel goes ! Just you wait and see tomorrow …. Og hop the damn wires who cares come to my daughters school and listen to me talk like a genius ….. Ok if you insist i will go and sleep now, yes i know all of humanity is fast asleep, or they too be talking like me ! …. Ok off i go ! … Yes yes i am going to sleep ! We will talk in the morning … Oh wait i will give this speech in my daughters school in the morning ….. Good night , bye for now ! Watch me walk over the …………. ……. Moon ….. And Zzzzzz …..
Zee, The Imaginary Random Person (Ztirp): You have friends ?
Me : yep, many who i know will come to me when ever they are in trouble .
Ztirp : How about the ones you would go to at times of need ?
Me : I would really try my best not to, but lets say if i do, I expect almost none to respond back.
We are the most brilliantly living stupid creatures on earth.
I was at one of the Mountain Dew’s “action” event today, I was excited to see the stunts performed by bikers and skateboards from abroad, these are internationally acclaimed athletes, and the event was well spent on, heavenly advertised so the hype was there.
I reached the venue at 5:30 sharp. My pass read gate-2 I asked two volunteers and they confirmed its gate 2, i stood in the line for a good 20 minutes and as soon as i reached near the entrance we were told it a family only entrance, and we will have to go to another gate ( Gate 4),
As odd as it may sound the term “Family” for such instances, in pakistan is any guy along with a female friend or even stranger, but as long as you are with a lady you are considered “family”, anyways we arriving at gate-4 and I realised there is an entry point for families there too. I entered into the venue and so did a few families through the gate beside me.
On entering the venue, and walking to the standing area the families were told to exit the gate and re enter from gate number 2, they told the volunteers arranged by the organisers that they have been sent here from gate number 2, but they were replied that that the only gate for families.
Being a blogger, you expect the organisers which invite to facilitate you, we do need an active wifi link, a charging station at times, someplace where we can keep out gadgets, and have a view and tweet, blog, Instagram the event from. After asking a number of volunteers i realised they have not thought of it so we were out in the crowd with the common people.
Now i don’t mind being with the common people but when you are there to cover the event, you do carry a lot of gadgets, in my case I had a huge camera, a wifi cloud, three power banks, my iPad, and my cell phones. Now juggling with all these devices and also securing a best viewpoint in a crowd which is coming from all sects of the city is not easy, actually its near to impossible.
Also at the event, we were each suppose to bring a bottle of Mountain Dew, sadly the management didn’t gave us a single trash can so it was not long that the venue got littered with the neon bottled of mountain dew almost every where.
when the crowd started to grow, i saw a number of families, people with ladies in the men only section of the venue, they were very uncomfortable and were asking if there is a place they can sit or a way they could reach the family but they couldn’t.
when the announcements started to signal the beginning of the event every one rushed to the viewing area, which was at the same height as the runway for the bikes, so only those in the front few rows could see what was going on.
To make things worst, someone got a bright idea of tossing the trashed dew plastic bottles in the air, and within seconds we could see a number of bottles of Dew going up in the air and landing on the heads of of many, some even filled and they showered the drink on hundreds of people.
This also made a lot of people run and quickly move away from the front. For a second i thought there going to be an stampede but thankfully nothing of that sort happened .
The performances started a little earlier, but sadly the large screen was not high enough, and the crowd was not allowing a good view, There not much to see besides the bikes when they were a the peak of their jumps.
By this time, two hours after arriving at the venue, i decided to walk out, I couldn’t see the stunts properly, i was given no press release, no media kit and no detailed program schedule, plus i had no intentions to stay till the concert in this rowdy crowd.
This is the first time Pakistan has seen such an event, and i am happy that the organisation brought in mostly common people from the city so they could to enjoy something of this standard.
The only thing is that the management should have seen that their volunteers are well informed, and well in number. Secondly they should have made special arrangements for social media personals. There was a need of more food and drink booths, garbage disposal system, more and better people to guide and manage the crowd. If only some things would have been taken in consideration it would have become a memorable event for all of us.
I hope the Dew crew will learn ad will not make the same mistakes when they do such events in the other cities.