The creative act is around us all the time it is everywhere and it is in all of us,;we only need to be aware of this. Follow this thread to find out about how you are an artist!
Follow this thread to find out about video work and it's history, also very interesting artist doing very good work with video.
There have been many movements or trends in the arts through history. much has been written and much stated from conceptual to fluxus this link will help you explore.
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis. John Dewey