[NetBehaviour] Failure Support Group (Boston).

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Feb 27 17:01:07 CET 2008

Failure Support Group.

A Platform2 Event
Friday, Feb 29th, 6:30PM
At the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public

Art projects fail a lot, particularly those that are participatory, 
public and/or social. They fail for different reasons and cause myriad 
revelations. Nevertheless, the structures that we use to talk about 
these works and contexts where they are presented often don't leave room 
for discussing the failures plainly and objectively.

We're interested in failure – in its relationship to creative 
production, artistic rhetoric and public presentation. So interested, in 
fact, that we want to share ours and hear about yours.

We invite you to join us for a Failure Support Group, an evening survey 
of failed processes and failed projects (yours and ours). Is there, 
actually, a recipe for failure? Are certain methodologies more prone to 
failure than others? How? What is at stake in acknowledging failure – in 
one's process, one's community, or one's career?

Bad coffee, 'nilla wafers, and accordion accompaniment provided.

Platform2 is a series of events in Boston, MA, that are designed to 
facilitate dialogue about art & social engagement. Platform2 is 
organized by iKatun, Andi Sutton and Jane D. Marsching. For more 
information: www.janemarsching.com/platform2/

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