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By Augusto Boal
Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre workouts are well known through the global for his or her life-changing results. eventually this significant director, practitioner, and writer of many books on group theatre speaks out in regards to the matters most crucial to him – the sensible paintings he does with different groups, the results of globalization, and the inventive probabilities for we all.
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The tiger approaches and information continues to arrive with electrochemical neuronal precision: twenty metres, ten, ﬁve. The tiger roars, and I hear its roar: my auditory nerve is activated, bravo! I am even happier with the perfect functioning of two of my senses. The tiger opens its enormous mouth – my olfactory glands are activated and I sense its hot breath! I am content; the information is correct. I have been well informed by my eyes, my ears and my nose – what a piece of work I am! The tiger opens his gullet, grinning like a Cheshire cat!
Science is an art, but art is not science. Art doesn’t give an account of all of actual reality, but it is actually a reality. 7 AESTHETICS AND NEURONS The Aesthetics of the Oppressed is based on the scientiﬁc fact that in any individual when the neurons of sensory perception – the cells of the nervous system – are activated, these neurons do not get ﬁlled up, like the bytes in a computer, storing aesthetic information. They neither empty nor ﬁll – knowledge does not take up space, as common sense tells us!
The hominids transformed themselves into human beings when they developed imagination, symbolic language, metaphor – when they invented the word, cave painting, dance, theatre. The human being creates what Plato called the World of Perfect Ideas – non-existent in the sensible world and exclusively human, in counterposition to the imperfect existing world of sensible realities. Socrates had already established the concept of Logos (not the isolated event or phenomenon, but its meaning, the concept which embraces all the facts or phenomena of the same nature), on which Plato based his theory.
Aesthetics of the Opressed by Augusto Boal