Wednesday, October 04, 2006

yesterday, failure

Failed to post yesterday -- like everyone else, I was writing a NYFA grant. Which again made me think of failure and ambition and living as an artist (sounds like some kind of terminal condition), the need to continually convince yourself that what you do is worthwhile. The weird, demoralizing obstacle course that comprises a career (as it were -- always makes me think of a 4-in-hand coach out of control. Or something.)

(((failure, ambition)))

Which led me to feel amused and irritated, again, by all the art-world people who have refused to let the word "failure" enter into any press or PR about Aporia

when failure was exactly what Aporia was about.

But when and how does failing to fail become succeeding?

Or succeeding to fail become... whichever?


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