Who is The Audience? My audience?

consumers, participants, spectators, users, public…human?
Did the concept of audience develop with concept of art?

Is it the audience of an artwork, or of an artist? or both? or of an exhibition?

Description of relationship with art:
active-passive, interactive-taking in…experiencing..cutting off, engaged, passing through, disturbed, affected,
direction of relationship: opening doors, reactivation,  becoming
through the senses: visual, auditory, tactile, smell, thinking,…
via emotions: feeling of…

thesaurus results for: audience
Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Main Entry: audience
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: group observing an entertainment or sporting event
Synonyms: admirers, assemblage, assembly, congregation, crowd, devotees, fans, following, gallery, gathering, hearers, house, listeners, market, moviegoers, onlookers, patrons, playgoers, public, showgoers, spectators, theatergoers, turnout, viewers, witnesses

Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Copyright © 2008 by the Philip Lief Group.



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