Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 2 Forum: 'Joywar'
This weeks task was an interesting one, what would I do if someone were to redistribute my work, slightly altered but passed off as their own? My initial thought was that I’d be angry, seek advice on how to remedy this situation. However on further consideration I’d take it as a compliment ask for credit to be given (if it wasn’t already) and move on, or consider how I could turn this into a positive. Can I collaborate with the person who was so inspired by my work?
Art is individual to an extent but no idea is completely original, in reality no new ideas exist, it’s never what you do but how it’s done that garners attention. Should someone choose to put a new spin on a product of my choosing then that is the prerogative of that person and not something that I would be threatened by.