DOWSING FOR FAILURE

Benjamin Bellas, Nate Larson, Gordon Lebredt, Daniel Olson, Mike Paget, June Pak, and Anthony Schrag.

Curated by Ted Hiebert and Doug Jarvis.

Open Space Artist Run Centre (Victoria, BC).
November 24, 2006 - January 20, 2007.

Failure - as something that cannot be willfully coveted but must, in many ways, be "happened" upon accidentally and in most instances unintentionally - holds innovative and intriguing artistic and theoretical possibilities. In exact opposition to the philosophy of the "happy accident" that forms much of the romance of failure as a legitimate element of artistic discovery, Dowsing For Failure involves artists who have encountered ways of not succumbing to the optimistic and opportunistic mobilization of failure in the name of success.

Dowsing for Failure exhibition monograph (1.4 MB)
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