The following is a chronological record of tweets that were posted real time during the event:
Gearing up for To Fail and Fail Big our panel event at SITI Company tonight. See you there
Here we go! Will it be frightening? Will we fail? Will we succeed? Will we move the field forward? Let's find out!
Why are we having this conversation? To discern the conditions that help artists thrive so the sector can help more artists thrive!
From Okwui Okpokwasili, "Do I feel successful? No. But I feel really f**king lucky."
Seems to me that many successful artists are failing regularly! How? Work-in-progress showings as an integral piece of creative practice.
"The only opposition is the mindset of the culture at large. Until this shifts, we will never have enough money for experimental art."
"The best presenters are the best bc of their plasticity...their ability to break the mold." Producer, Tommy Kriegsmann
Choreographer, Kimberly Bartosik, was told, "Being a white woman right now is really not working in your favor."
Does the system that created established artists even exist anymore? Great question.
Tweet #9 - retweeted by Kerry McCarthy and commented on by Karen Harvey "Maybe it's an illusion - because maybe the established artists were actually the beginning of the 'system' they thrive within?"
You keep on going. You develop a certain skin. Your success or failure cannot be what is reflected back at you from anybody.