Key Concepts – Failure

Bas Jan Ader – Falls


How art can be pointless but has the potential to harm the creator ( metaphorically )

William Pope L – The Crawl


How art can be used to draw attention to parts of society we might usually ignore


Failure and mistakes are the method for creation, dissatisfaction leads to reflection. Doubt and Error leads to experimentation.

‘Happy accidents’

felix gonzalez-torres – perfect lovers


can’t keep perfect time and so will fall out of sync.

Failure is a paradoxical exploration position.

The meaningless task of Sisyphus.

Impossible to set up for failure?


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Jessy Plant

A Brighton born artist, now studying a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Met Uni.

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