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Fruits of Failure

  • Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Fruits of Failure

Can creativity be cultivated in a similar way to tree planting, leaving seeds? Can we use our failures as a compost to our creative soils? Enter the blanket fort, and find out.

Fruits of Failure is a participatory performance installation which reconsiders how failure can form a positive process of growth that fuels the creative process. Participants are invited into a homemade blanket fort, created and facilitated by interdisciplinary artists from KAN Collective. In this gentle space of reflection and critical engagement, participants and facilitators will discuss stories of failure, embarrassment and creative-block.

After KickstART Festival Day, the Fruits Of Failure blanket fort will be displayed in the Discovery Lounge at the State Library of WA.

The State Library of WA is open from 9.00am until 8.00pm Mondays to Thursdays; 9.00am until 5.30pm Fridays; and 10am until 5.30pm on weekends.

About KAN Collective

KAN Collective is an interdisciplinary arts collective made up of Kate Thresher (visual artist), Annika Moses (composer, musician) and Noemie Huttner-Koros (performance-maker). The group explores immersive and intimate art through performance, sound, tactile visual art and projection. Their work interrogates traditional arts practice and cultural and social norms through participatory processes.


Performance Installation

When: Saturday 13 April, 10.30am - 2.00pm
Where: Central Square, Perth Cultural Centre

In-Situ Installation

When: Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 April
Where: Discovery Lounge, State Library of WA

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

Earlier Event: April 10
A Manifesto To Softness
Later Event: April 13
Sketchbook Project Exhibition