Wearing: Berend Brus fringe bustier and skirt
What's wrong with the creative industry currently
This year I'm letting go of my list-making habit. What's the point of a list when the factors you usually rely on (stability, safety, a normal world) seem to have dissipated into nothing. "The Great Reset" they call it. But in some big, significant way, I'm sure it will turn out to be a great, monumental thing in the end. Call me a nihilist, but I am all for a reset — especially (if not, specifically) in the creative industry. For years, and I realize this is an unpopular opinion, the creative industry has relied too much on traditional structures, methods, names and ideas. First off, work is being copied shamelessly from one creative to another. Much has been said about this by fellow creatives already and it remains one of the pivotal problems of the industry. Second, non-creatives are banking massively on the works of creatives, without even lifting so much as a finger, while paying their creatives a penny and a dime. This is one of the industry's business models that has always baffled me and needs to stop. Third, real visionaries are currently buried in a cesspool of non-visionaries, but whoever shouts hardest, wins. What can I say — viva la introvertism I guess.