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073. Rethink: The Artist Formerly Known as Redundant

When we all start out, whether in school or as a hobbyist, there is a large burden of originality. As our careers progress originality is supplanted by “new” and “next.” Whatever we call this perceived need for constant change, it is exhausting and it might actually make us harder to identify with. For the average artist or designer, doing similar work over and over again sounds like a major faux pas.

But maybe there is something about work that has such a level of consistency to it that it makes some people call it redundant. This week Ryan and Garreth talk about the stigma of repetition and how the constant chase for originality may not actually be the way we want to interact with the art world after all.

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