It is with great pleasure that Nicola Canvan & Ernst Fischer join the Tempting Failure line up at ]performance s p a c e [ .
A man and a woman, sitting on suitcases, are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, which is periodically interrupted and thus never reaches the level of passionate intensity it is meant to induce. After some time, first one, then the other, cover their body, pack up their belongings and leave, the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin
Ernst Fischer & Nicola Canavan
12 pieces have been curated by the body-artist Thomas John Bacon to engage with an ethos of Tempting Failure as part of a new live art & transgressive performance platform in London on Sunday 4th March at the ]performance s p a c e [
The artists featured are: Danielle Abulhawa, Kris Canavan, Nicola Canavan, Ernst Fischer, Mark Flisher, Sardonik Grin, Holly Johnson, Nick Kilby, Mark Leahy, Taylor LeFin, Helena Sands, Allan Taylor, Tracing the Pathway, & Traumata.
In the build up to the forthcoming premiere at Buzzcut of [RE]authoring through Sacrifice, the second part of Thomas John Bacon's phenomenological Triptych, each work selected seeks to engage with the role that sacrifice may play for the artist who challenges their practice or Being in the production of the living artifact: Be it via physical means or through a sense of exposure. Be it metaphorical or actual. And most importantly, be it through the risk of failure.
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