Embracing the Creativity of the Unknown
It isn’t an adventure until things go wrong, but in the unknown lies opportunity. To be creative, to grasp a flare of insight and see the world anew, is what it means to be human – but sometimes we must let go of our need to be in control, and instead accept that nature is in charge.
In ‘Stronger With Time’, Joffrey Maluski attempts a crossing of Iceland by fatbike in winter. Lisa Paarvio’s realisation in ‘Letting Go’ is that the chaotic power of the mountains forms the very fabric of creative inspiration. In ‘Wild Vjosa’ Carmen Kuntz documents the fight to protect wild European rivers, while Calum Macintyre and Vegard Aasen stage a remarkable project to guard the mountains of Norway against exploitation.
If we adapt to nature rather than trying to dominate it, we might find creativity in the very moments that scare us the most. In this volume of Sidetracked we champion those who take a step beyond. Who risk failure in order to break new creative boundaries.