Patti Smith

Patti Smith

We All Have a Creative Impulse

"Every human being has a creative impulse, and we all have the right to exercise this creative impulse" says rock poet Patti Smith. The difference between general creativity and being an artist is a true calling to produce work that endures and inspires.

In this video American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) talks about creativity as a basic human impulse, but how there is also a level beyond that. Artists are people who have a kind of calling or artistic vision, she says. Patti Smith wanted "to give people something as special as what had been given me" - the pleasure of art and literature.

Interview by Christian Lund at the Louisiana Literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012.

Edited by Honey Biba Beckerlee
Produced by: Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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