South-African Multimedia Artist, working with the most modern 3D technology: the human body. Technology is getting more tactile and suddenly dancing which seems lo-tech (without video) seems more relevant.
Dancing/Art saved my life. It can't change the world but can help you accept and face difficulties.
The quake that struck here didn't affected us directly but for a month I thought Art is a bit useless. (life is too serious!) Ask me if you're ever curious.
Look at the stories (books, films, cartoons) that fascinated you as a kid. Now try look at them as metaphores and see how they resonate with your life even now. (eg,my fav story had lots of dragons. Looking at it now I rememerb the heros kept facing dragons but each time felt this horrible "dragon-fear." It never got any easier to face dragons, even with experience. I rememebr this when facing our difficulties settling down here in Japa)
Ah, helpful starters are Joseph Campbells "hero with a thousand faces." It gives you some ways to read symbols. This books is gold for artists!
Next Robert Bly's Iron John, for a bit more Jungian symbolism. It gets a lot of flack, I avoided it for years but it doesnt deserve the animosity thrown at it.
DJing.I was 17 and the owner of my fav club asked "What do you want to do with your life?" I said "Become a performer," We compromised, so he taught me DJing.