Sunday, September 11, 2005
Guess it's time to start sharing my thoughs. Now that Anni has made this arrangement it's getting serious business (thank you Anni, this was in fact just what I needed). Just like Pernille I first asked myself what my relationship is to this project as I am both a consumer and a producer. What I keep coming back to though is "me; as a maker".
There is a "creative boom" in Sweden right now. People are encouraged to be creative. "Do it yourself! Do redo! It's easy, it's inexpensive! " (Common slogans). Handicraft is popular. People love making stuff. I love making stuff too, and appriciate that handicraft is getting an upswing. But the trend says that the most important thing is to be creative and to create for whatever reason. What you create is of less importance or not important at all. I'm ambivalent towards all of this. It makes me revaluate my own work. I'm a creator and a producer but this creativeness-boom forces me to carefully consider what I put out into a world already stuffed with stuff. So, what can I do?
Posted by Martina Frejd at 12:43