We are producing a Failure Support Group with The Institute For Infinitely Small Things for the 2011 Transmodern Fest in Baltimore.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO We are raising money to produce a Failure Support Group in collaboration with The Institute For Infinitely Small Things at the 2011 Transmodern Festival in Baltimore. The Failure Support Group will be a free event, and will take place on April 30th.
ABOUT THE FAILURE SUPPORT GROUP 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. We're also interested in making work that does not fail as often by sharing our failures, and hearing yours.
Still want more information? Visit the event page for the Boston Failure Support Group that inspired us that was produced by members of Platform2: http://www.platform2.info/failure-support-group/
WHAT WE WILL USE THE MONEY FOR The money will be used to pay for expenses related to producing this event, including travel for two Institute members from Boston to Baltimore, print and other promotional materials, as well as mediocre snacks for Failure Support Group participants. We want to ensure that this is a free event. If there is money left over after we cover those expenses, the remainder will be donated to the Transmodern Festival to go towards producing the festival in 2012.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR INFINITELY SMALL THINGS www.infinitelysmallthings.net The Institute for Infinitely Small Things conducts creative, participatory research that aims to temporarily transform public spaces dominated by non-public agendas. Using performance and conversation, we investigate social and political "tiny things".
These have included corporate ads, street names, and post-9/11 security terminology. The Institute markets dissent through its research reports in the form of maps, books and videos.
ABOUT THE TRANSMODERN FESTIVAL www.transmodernfestival.org Transmodern is a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and the World. The artists of the 7th Annual Transmodern Festival defy traditional genres and embrace radical innovation through transmedia, clashes of organic vs. artificial intelligence, psychogeography, dislocation of consensus reality, real politic and collective cultural action.
The organizers promote / celebrate the diversity of experimental culture by highly representing artists from the following groups: women, ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, the radical subculture.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $550 goal
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Jan 22, 2011 - Mar 1, 2011
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Each pledge will get updates about the project. Failed art projects and other related content will be shared.
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An official Institute for Infinitely Small Things sticker and a "Help Failure Succeed" button.
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A copy of The Institute For Infinitely Small Things' limited edition City Formerly Known as Cambridge map. Check out the project website for details: http://www.ikatun.com/institute/rename/
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An official Institute for Infinitely Small Things lab coat that has been worn by actual Institute members while conducting research. Each lab coat features a silk screened logo on the back.
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Own your own failure! You will be the official owner of a failed art project from a Failure Support Group participating artist! Because the nature of many of these projects is non-material, you will receive an official document of ownership, along with any and all documentation/ephemera from the project.