Nothing Is Original

It can sometimes be really difficult to come up with an original idea for coursework as so many things have been done before. But actually, that is ok. What we must do is to look to the past and take inspiration and ideas from it and then apply it to our own cultural experience.

Everything in art and culture is connected to what came before it. Even the most basic YouTube video has some connection to the history of cinema. This recent article by David Byrne looks at how artists have been stealing, borrowing or appropriating each other’s work. It’s a fascinating read and most likely be a source of inspiration for your next creative piece. Have a read here.

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