Transparency – The equilibrium between showing and hiding
Transparency is a very interesting topic in today’s trend research. We published the trend Scanned! a while ago focussing on the beauty that lies underneath the surface once scanned, and would like to go a step further questioning transparency as a symbol on the internet and in our lives.
Guest contributor Miriam Martí opens a new section – Artistic Synapses where she will discuss every month a new leitmotiv searching for parallel yet different universes, you might not have connected before.
Artistic Synapses is a blog that shows the connections of the beauty that somehow merge Art with Science and any part of the world around and inside of us, delivering new ideas, emotions and probably new connections in our brains.- Miriam Martí
In today’s world, it has become a habit to expose ourselves or upload images we believe are reflecting us. But do we really show who we are? Or most importantly, do we know who we are?
Are we honest when we are transparent? Do we become prisoners of what we show, or on the contrary, are we free when we show what we want? What would be more beneficial to many of us who are publishing on the internet? Showing or hiding?
In this context, how is fashion reflecting transparency and is it a mere way of dressing? Or should we go further and see what sheer fabrics provoke to the user and viewer?
For some sea creatures, being transparent is the closest condition to invisibility which often is the perfect camouflage to avoid predators and keep surviving. In a figurative sense, transparency can be chosen as a surviving mechanism or a way of conscious exposure we are hopefully, free to choose.
Miriam Martí, Artistic Synapses