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Catalogue of Failures Issue 1



Catalogue of Failures Issue 1



Contents

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Introduction / Invocation

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CAROLINE ARESKOGJONES

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EVANGELINE MORRIS

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LIAM HART

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TALLULA BENTLEY

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SUSAN RIDGE CAROLINE ARESKOGJONES SOPHIE-NICOLE DODDS

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TALLULA BENTLEY

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LIAM HART

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VITA SLEIGH

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WILLIE ROBB

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ALICE CLOUGH

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SUSAN RIDGE

34

LIZZIE DONEGAN

35-36

LIZZIE DONEGAN

SUSAN RIDGE

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Closing

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Contributors / Contact



This is an enquiry into the fertile ground of failure within artistic practice: the mishaps, the happy accidents, the unruly, the uncontrollable, the unexpected. Each piece featured in this project has encountered failure in some way, either in the making or the outcome. It is hoped that this Catalogue may act as a device for generating conversations about norms, the unacceptable, worthiness, value, or what it really means to ‘succeed’.

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Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more

surprising ways of being in the world. Failure can stand in contrast to the grim scenarios of success that depend upon ‘trying and trying again’.

Failure preserves some of the wondrous anarchy of childhood and disturbs the supposedly clean boundaries between adults and children, winners and losers.

Judith Halberstam


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The concept of failure, especially within artistic practice, has to acknowledge that some of the best things are discovered when accidents happen.

Liam Hart


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A midsummer spent tying in ends, weaving odds and end threads. Lost + not Found Mourning is caused by the loss of an object or person who was carrying an important projected value. In order to withdraw projections and assimilate their content into one’s own personality it is necessary to experience the loss of the projection as a prelude to rediscovering the content or value within. Therefore, mourners are fortunate because they are involved in a growth process. They will be comforted when the lost projected value has been recovered within the psyche. -- Edinger (1992)

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Each spectator approaches artwork with a catalogue of their own experiences that they’ve felt beforehand, which are a world different from both mine and yours. I think it’s important for artists to consider this and not see it as a limitation when creating work. If your work becomes appreciated in a new light outside of its original intentions, does this mean failure?

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If an outcome feels unsuccessful I generally keep working with it, for example by applying the same shapes and using a different technique, or the same technique and materials to give a different message.

Lizzie Donegan


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Your exact errors make a music that nobody hears. Your straying feet find the great dance, walking alone. And you live on a world where stumbling always leads home.

William Stafford 38


Contributors CAROLINE ARESKOGJONES TALLULA BENTLEY carolineareskogjones.com soma.livingstudio@gmail.com @are3kog ALICE CLOUGH SOPHIE-NICOLE DODDS aliceclough.com sophie-nicoledodds.squarespace.com @whatalicemade @sophienicoledodds LIZZIE DONEGAN LIAM HART theluckypane.tumblr.com liamhart.net @lizzie_donegan @_liam_hart EVANGELINE MORRIS SUSAN RIDGE evangelinem5.wixsite.com/website sueridgeportfolio.com @evangelinemorrisartist @susan.ridge WILLIE ROBB VITA SLEIGH willierobb.com vitasleigh.com @willie_r0bb @vitasleigh

Contact @catalogueoffailures catalogueoffailures@gmail.com catalogueoffailures.com Catalogue of Failures is a project by Alice Clough • aliceclough.com



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