Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Flying over the gulf islands on my way to victoria wherean this aft, will give a talk on "failure" at the artist-run centre, Open Space. Curated by Ted Hiebert & Doug Jarvis is an exhibition there, focussed on this very notion: failure and what that means in artistic practice. When i first saw their call for sub's, i wrote to ted+doug, expressing interest in what they were doing and how they were approaching the topic. So when they invited me to speak at a panel regarding the show and its concepts, i jumped at the opportunity. I partic like their insistence that we not (always) look at "failure" as ultimately recuperable, for there are times when it might be best not to see failings as but a way toward success (whatever those terms mean). Will see the show early this aft before the panel, will post my talk (or notes toward such) on this site presently. Meanwhile, sunny skies prevail here on the island, a switch from the wintery 'scape that is kamloops at this moment in climatology!
Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry
Thompson Rivers University