FAILure is part of our everyday life.,. A fail is something to avoid, the opposite of success, which pervades our society and economical system.
Using the language of memes, the FAIL becomes representative of a culture, the research of undermining the need or even the definition of success that this society seems to obsess over; FAILure is a research horizon, a new life model, more psychological and ethically speaking sustainable. Failure therefore becomes a symptom of humanity and the acknowledgement of its natural vulnerability.Online, FAIL is an omnipresent topic, explored both in its lighter and playful aspect and at a more deeply existential level. In its more potent variant the «epic fail», is used to define a situation of clear defeat, a particularly ridiculous failure, so spectacular it becomes a victory.
Creative solutions can emerge from failure and so it is essential that we re-examine our relationship with it. FAILure is a driver for discovery. As history teaches, innovation and research are often the result of error: taking the wrong path is often necessary to reach uncharted territories, both in the arts and in science.
We are looking for young people aged between 16 and 30 years. No advanced digital skills or previous similar experiences are required, but applicants should have a deep desire to exchange and learn from international peers.
The residency will be held in person in Venice (IT), Bari (IT), Dublin (IE), Lesvos (GR) and Budapest (HU) during an afternoon event where participants will work locally in groups on a zine-based project that will be uploaded on the ScArt gallery in the Metaverse!
Deadline for applications: March 1st, 2023
Event date differs depending on the hosting partners’ countries.
Applicants will receive all the necessary information March 1st.