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Attempts, failures, trials and errors. Notes on an exhibition of failed prototypes and rejected projects
conference contributionposted on 2020-04-08, 14:01 authored by Tincuta HeinzelTincuta Heinzel, Hillevi Munthe, Teresa Almeida, Corina Andor, Anca Badut, Camille Baker, Anna Biro, Shih Wei Chieh, Renata Gaui, Maria Paulina Gutierrez Arango, Shary Kock, Ebru Kurbak, Aline Martinez Santos, Ionut Patrascu, Veerle Pennock, Ioana Popescu, Zoran Popovici, Afroditi Psarra, Natacha Roussel, Annette Schmid, Kate Sicchio, Vitalii Shupliak, Rebecca Stewart, Milie John Tharakan, Giulia Tomasello, Bram van Waardenberg, Pauline Vierne
In this paper, we present the history, the concept and the results of “Attempts, Failures, Trials and Errors” exhibition project which was first presented in the frame of Piksel Festival in Bergen, Norway (November 2017) and later on at “Salonul de Proiecte”, Bucharest, Romania (February 2018). The project aimed to incite the e-textiles artists and designers to reflect upon the way they are engaging with their failures, as well as to the way in which they use these failures to better understand the context in which they are working and to continue to experiment. Our approach reverses the common R&D constructivist methods, by using deconstruction as a process of investigation in the field of wearable technologies and e-textiles. By questioning the ideas and the concepts of failure and success, the project puts an emphasis on art’s capacity to be critical, while at the same time to poetically and self-ironically address contemporary challenges and concerns.
“Attempts, Failures, Trials and Errors” exhibition project was organized by 2580 Association (Cluj, Romania) in collaboration with Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway) and Kibla Multimedia Center (Maribor, Slovenia). The project was financially supported by the Norwegian Art Council, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (Romania).
- The Arts, English and Drama
Published inDesign Journal
Pages1941 - 1956
Source13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD) - Running with Scissors
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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