How Original¿ - To my creative self...In the space of ‘How Original¿’ people are invited to come and explore what originality means to them. ‘Can I strive to design something original?’ is the starting point for the project, but also a question to the visitor.
How do we as creatives relate to the concept of originality in a world where everything has been done before?
Trying to grasp the concept of originality seems impossible and striving towards uniqueness in the creative field seems a flawed approach in terms of practicality.
This installation invites people to come explore what originality means to them. By providing insight in my research to the concept of originality and sharing the struggle of striving towards uniqueness I aim to make the visitor rethink their idea of being an original artist. ‘Can I strive to design something original?’ - should you even care about originality?
The final part of the walk-through is writing your creative self a little reminder. The visitor is invited to sit down and create a postcard on the spot - the front of the card requires to draw a flower, the back of the card is addressed ‘To my creative self...’ - which will be sent in a year form now (June 2024).
The final exhibition shows all postcards; provides an overview of all the ‘original’ flowers that have been drawn.