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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last week I wrote a posting about a student in the middle of a project, of an exchange of her and other peoples ideas, all seeming fruitful and full of inspiration. This week I visited her again, anxious to hear new developments. She was stuck.

Many artists experience this during the process of making something and a walk around the basic year revealed many tactics in getting back on track:

  • Have a beer

  • Be hungover

  • Go to a junkshop or flea market

  • Make all kinds of small things related to your project

  • Analyze all different parts, what do you want, what does it mean etc.

  • Talk to someone

  • Do something else

  • Find things that are completely non-related.

  • Or just keep on going, stuck is just an idea in your head.

Or do some Automatic Writing, which happens to be also an album of a great band.

Here’s a jam from them, featuring some pictures of your typical inspiration-seeking person.

3 Responses to “Stuck”

  1. admin Says:

    That makes me very curious now, about the next posting. Mooi beeld goeie text and super sound.

  2. Charlie Bakker Says:

    I like it that this is not only an informative post but also almost an ‘educational’ post. This list of tactics might come in handy for all of us some day.

  3. Henk Groenendijk Says:

    in retrospect definitely one of the better postings. The image strikes a cord with everybody. I would have connected the last two sentences by continuing with here’s a jam…. after the Automatic writing, . . .
    It would have kept the magic of the “automatic writing” as a tactic and kept the focus on the intensions of this album title.
    (can I?)

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