“Igniting Imagination” is a four part series of short documentaries about individuals who are “counterclockwise to society”. A painter, a printmaker, a dancer and an industrial designer.
I wanted to show you the industrial designer. I liked him. He seemed to me at the same time very passionate about what he was doing, yet also very down to earth and matter-of-factly.
In the beginning of the video he says: “I feel I have a terrible imagination. Sometimes, when somebody asks me: ”When you close your eyes, what do you see?”, I just go…: ” Nothing…”
His work didn’t seem to come from “somewhere deep inside of him”, yet was a result from the process of creating something.
For some reason, I tend to like that. It’s an interesting point of view, another way to look at “being creative” which goes against what I (and perhaps most people) have been told creativity is all about. I’m not saying this is necessarily a better way. It’s just a different way. Worth exploring.
Another, longer documentary, which also touches on the importance of process in creativity, can be found here in an earlier post on Monsieur Bandit.