Written by Denise Ackerl, A Practice-based Fine Art PhD Student at CCW.
To be successful when you fail you need a group of people you trust around you to show you what you can’t see. This is/was Space for Failure, a monthly discussion group for performance/moving image practitioners to test works in progress. On Mayday 2018 its final session took place at Lecture Theatre B at LCC in Elephant and Castle which has been its ‘home’ over the last year. The title is inspired by the great book The Queer Art of Failure (2011) by Jack Halberstam, which I recommend to everyone who is interested in looking beyond an economic system that is only interested in winners and dig deeper into options of subverting the competitive structures of contemporary life.