do or do not. there is no try: your experimental flow by lars von trier

ah yes, the 5 obstructions.

today i bring you part 2 of how to shake up your creative flow and push your own boundaries, brought to you by way of the mighty lars von trier (dancer in the dark, dogville etc.).

here we see lars pretty much effing (lovingly) with his mentor, jørgen leth, as a creative challenge to rework his ’67 classic, the perfect human, in new and rewarding ways. example? leth has a phobia of prostitutes, why then of course he must shoot in the red light district of bombay! ouch. it may seem like a special kind of torture, but it works. sure there is a wee hint of pretension, but the message is the same: put yourself in unfamiliar waters and sink or swim.

if you haven’t seen the perfect human, be sure to check it in the special features beforehand.

now get out there and grab creativity by the testicles! go now!

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