After watching “Allergy to Originality” and “Embrace the Remix” , I would like to add some references to the mix.re
- Jim Jarmusch, one of my favourite film makers said once:
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.
- and a Thomas Edison said once:
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.
- I used to think ideas are the most important thing in a project and was very protective of ideas that I had and wether people copied my thoughts or not. I realise now that greatness is sometimes about how and not what. An idea can be brought to life in many ways – hideous or fantastic. Ive grown to learn that the greatest things can come out of the most simple and basic thoughts, it’s all about how you do it.