Since the concept of visual art has welcome everyday objects as authentic form and meaning, I have found that Heidegger’s Was ist ein ding?/ What is a thing?, 1967, and Habermas’s Communication and the Evolution of Society, 1976, can be theoretically used to some extent to support and illustrate the reason of existence and creation by using such objects as genuine constructs of artworks and daily dialogues. I understand Habermas’s limits of his theory to verbal language exclusively, but I would like to follow his guidelines only to explore the possibility of semantic or non-verbal representation that links individuals with community, a sort of communication without speech. To strengthen my thesis, I will begin evaluating Heidegger’s discussion on the essence of “thing” to deepen human consciousness of living in the world. I will also use visual images to further evaluate communication based on concrete and probable realities.
|Keywords:||Everyday Objects, Communication, Evolution of Society, Semantic, Constructs, Non-verbal Language|
Professor, Division of Architecture, Art, Mathematics and Science, EPC College, El Paso, TX, USA