A dinner conversation about value, drop-outs and the art of negative speculation, with Marina Vishmidt and Eva Weinmayr.
For an artist to declare that they have failed, means that they are already in a position of power – power in relation to the frame of failure. The dropout as a character must touch on this power dynamic. If failure is a normal condition that people are subjected to, the dropout becomes an owned failure. (Dropouts: Slackers, sociopaths and social workers, A conversation between Marina Vishmidt and Melissa Gordon, PERSONA magazine, 2013)
The evening was hosted by Maria Guggenbichler, with Marina Vishmidt and Eva Weinmayr, a screening of Kasia Fudakowski’s “Female Pessimists” video and a lottery scratch ticket for everyone.
Dinner was provided by the chef Helena Sanders.