My partner Steve Alexander and I led a group of 15 participants in the Big Bang Workshop – a challenging and satisfying workshop at the Intercross Creative Centre in Sapporo, Japan. Each day a different task was aimed at exploring the fundamentals of creativity.
Day after day the participants saw their efforts modified, added to and erased. Initial preciousness and nervousness were replaced by admiration of the evolution.
This turned to shock when they were asked to gradually paint everything out in white mid way through the ten day workshop – and start again.
By the end, the participants understood exactly why. "It was a process and cycle of being born, growing, disappearing and being born again. It was free, accidental, beautiful and fun." wrote film maker Eiji Shimada.