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WHAT INSPIRES THE INSPIRERS?
The search for inspiration isn’t always an easy one. It doesn’t matter how talented you are: there will be times that the spark of creativity feels far away. In those times, we look to those that inspire us for motivation. But how do these creators motivate themselves to overcome challenges to their process and find those magical moments of clarity that will charge their creativity? Those are the stories we’re sharing in our new web-series: Routes of Inspiration.
VUSE PRESENTS: ROUTES OF INSPIRATION
Routes of Inspiration follows some of South Africa’s most inspiring people – musicians, visual artists, designers and creators of all kinds – on their never-ending quest for the concepts, people and places that feed their imaginations. Catch them as they explore what stokes their passion without shying away from the raw, honest and sometimes difficult realities that come with creativity.
Join Vuse for a look behind the curtains as these creators document their search for inspiration to help you discover yours.
From unlikely beginnings in her church dance group to taking gold at the South African B-Girl final, Courtnaé Paul – also a choreographer and DJ – has spent her entire career crushing expectations. Set to compete against the world’s best break-dancers in November when she represents SA at the BC One World Final, Courtnaé’s passion for music and dance is only outweighed by one thing: her ability to do the work. We had the pleasure of visiting Courtnaé’s childhood home, walking the streets where she honed her skills and speaking with her family about the girl who would go on to become a champion.
Watch this exclusive, never-before-seen look into Courtnaé’s life and learn how she channels her emotion – both good and bad – into pushing through her barriers in search of inspiration on the Routes of Inspiration episode one.
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In Routes of Inspiration: Episode 2, we can guarantee that you’ll be able to smell the paint fumes, hear the spray can and feel the passion – the experience is that visceral – as you go behind-the-scenes with renowned graffiti artist and illustrator Damn Vandal. We get to know his hood in KZN, where we were given a no holds-barred look into the life – inside and outside the lines – of how one of SA's most inspiring creatives breaks convention to drive his creative process.
Hear about how Vandal pushes through pressure and pushes the envelope in Episode 2 of Routes of Inspiration, brought to you by Vuse.
Turning a simple commute into an opportunity to discover beauty – welcome to the creative mind of Karabo Poppy. In Routes of Inspiration: Episode 3, we join this prolific illustrator, graphic designer and street artist on an everyday routine that’s anything but everyday.
Watch Episode 3 to learn how this inspirational artist pays homage to her heritage while continuing to uncover what she describes as ‘a true South African aesthetic’, defining herself not by how good she can be but how good she can be for the world.
THE JOURNEY DOESN’T END THERE
We’ll be adding new stories for you to explore and going behind the scenes with some of the most inspiring artists that the continent has to offer. In the next episode, we catch up with multi-disciplinary urban artist Damn Vandal, one of SA’s most gifted graffiti artists as he unpacks how breaking with convention drives his creative process.
Join the journey and discover your inspiration, with Vuse.