WHAT ARE OPEN MICS?

The star, the person who’s on the mic, always gets seen.

By MEHARPREET KAUR

A platform for Expression as an Art Form

With the inception of human beings, the constant urge of survival gave birth to the need of expression. Expression is a prerequisite which allows one to communicate with other similar beings around them. For a very long time, there was no proper language, as a result it was a hurdle in communication. Subsequently, expression in the form of pictures became a medium to converse. As the time passed, the human minds derived alphabets out of pictures, then once giving birth to a language.

A POWERFUL TOOL

Owing to the invention of spoken words, language became a powerful tool in the history of humans. It is said that, who have words are the luckiest species on the earth and humans surely bag first position in this. With words come great responsibility, thus it allowed humans to use it to the full potential to communicate in written and oral form. It is a large part of what allows to harness our innate ability of building life-long bonds with one another, along with differentiating mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom. Language soon came to be realized as a social phenomenon; a medium for the speakers to express and convey their thoughts: about themselves, about their surrounding and the desires ranging from personal to the desire of a group and groups at large. With the spread of the language, its competence was soon realized by the user of the language and in no time, spoken and written words were now being used as a form of expression in various forms. Words enhanced the course of expression. The birth of music around the time gave birth to poetry, singing etc.

A PLATFORM TO TRY DISTINCT ART FORMS

The population at large understood, that words and a stage to express themselves was a great way to establish an image in front of the crowd. People came up with ways to please the audiences through distinct arts forms such as storytelling, singing, and poetry recitation and by doing comedy. It appeared as a suitable opportunity to become the apple of the eye for a large audience. Thus, expression now came to be realized as art forms and the people; the artists.

GETTING RECOGNITIONS & RESPECT

In times, where expression was just a prerequisite of communication, now has taken a huge turn since the beginning of twenty first century, where art as a form of expression is not merely.

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other”