Art Ciències Socials

Converses a la Documenta: “La creativitat… pràctica individual o col·lectiva? (per Dafne Muntanyola)

La creativitat és una pràctica individual o col·lectiva? D’entrada aquesta pregunta és ja una mica trampa. Implica una redefinició del concepte de creativitat.  Si la creativitat és una pràctica i no només un procés mental, la veiem com a una activitat que té lloc en el món social, lluny de termes com instint, geni, inspiració, intuïció, motivació. Sovint, la creativitat s’assimila a aquests processos psicològics interns que acaben reduint el que entenem per creativitat. Aquí no entrarem a discutir quin és el disseny neuronal que fa possible la creativitat (els exemples de supervendes de pensadors que aborden aquest tema serien Dennett (1995), Damasio (1999), Ramachandran i Blackeslee (1999) i Rizzolatti (2015)), ni tampoc explicarem quines capacitats psicològiques, com l’atenció o la percepció,  faciliten o dificulten el que en anglès s’anomena Ahà moment, quan se’ns encén la bombeta i tenim una idea. El que ens interessa és l’embolcall de la creativitat, és a dir, el context de producció d’allò que considerem com a creatiu.

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Indignados ocupant la Plaza del Sol, Madrid, 2011 i Icewatch, de l’artista Olafur Eliasson, Paris, 2015

Des de la sociologia, emprem el terme legitimitat per parlar d’aquelles activitats socials acceptades i transmeses per les institucions socials dominants i etiquetades, per tant, com a normals i desitjables. Doncs bé, una primera idea clau d’aquesta xerrada és que la pràctica creativa es patrimoni dels professionals d’entorns artístics i científics. Que la creativitat no és una pràctica exclusiva d’aquests professionals ho tenim clar: però també és cert que les pràctiques professionals socialment legitimades com a creatives són unes, i no unes altres. La segona idea que voldria discutir és la visió alternativa sobre el mite de la creativitat que dóna Paul Feyerabend (1987). El filòsof anarquista explica com la creativitat no és dona en un buit social, dins del cervell d’una artista, d’un científic o d’una adolescent. La creativitat, com a pràctica, és una activitat que es produeix en unes determinades condicions materials i històriques. Per tant, la tercera idea que us proposo, és la de prendre consciència de que no podem congelar la creativitat i donar-li un contingut unívoc, sinó que la pràctica creativa és sempre relativa a una societat, a un moment, a un temps. Com a tota activitat social té un important component atzarós o arbitrari, és de caràcter processual i de naturalesa acumulativa, en d’altres paraules, històrica. No podem identificar la capacitat de crear, de ser lliures, d’imaginar, de tenir noves idees, amb un determinat currículum, un estil arquitectònic o un determinat accent. Aquest va ser el gran mite de la modernitat, que Feyerabend ataca de ple. La creativitat és una activitat que pren forma, socialment, al llarg del temps i de l’espai, de manera canviant, i de contingut mutable. No obstant, el mite del geni tancat a la torre d’ivori propi del segle XIX romàntic encara ara perdura en els discursos sobre l’art i la ciència.

Referències bibliogràfiques:

  • Muntanyola-Saura, D. (2017) ” El habitus en la danza: las habilidades sociales y artísticas de un ensayo” En A. Rodríguez y A. Santana (Coord) La nueva sociología de las artes. Barcelona: Gedisa.
  • (2014) “How Multimodality Shapes Creative Choice in Dance”, Revista Internacional de Sociología, 72(3):563-582.
  • (2012) “La decisió artística i les seves condicions de producció”, Athenea Digital, 12(2): 89-109.

Llibreria Documenta (c. Pau Claris, 144)
9 de maig
Hora: 18,30h

Propera Conversa: “El pensament pobre. Filosofia i precarietat” per Antonio Castilla Cerezo (13 de juny)

23 comments

  1. Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  2. The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  3. Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  4. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  5. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  6. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  7. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  8. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  9. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  10. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  11. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  12. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  13. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  14. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  15. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  16. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  17. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  18. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

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