TF18 Programme

Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

Uninvited Guests with Oh, The Guilt - Breaking News: Croydon Edition
Jul
17
8:30 PM20:30

Uninvited Guests with Oh, The Guilt - Breaking News: Croydon Edition

We call on people to gather with us in Croydon, to read the day's newspapers together, to speak and to listen. This is what the papers say according to you, the news at The Spread Eagle. This is your chance to get some things off your chest, to have a rant, speak truth to power and really vent your spleen. 

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COLDSORE - POLLUTANT
Jul
19
8:30 PM20:30

COLDSORE - POLLUTANT

After a childhood filled with insufficient explanations about what has happened in Chernobyl and, later, many years of struggle against a system that enforces nuclear power and other operations of vast destruction with a violent police apparatus and biased media, GRM has been still angry.

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Lena Chen - Nurture
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Lena Chen - Nurture

Nurture presents motherhood as a durational performance and as an act of love and labor.  In the role of the archetypal Mother, the artist offers her empathy and her breasts to the audience in an intimate, one-on-one interaction.

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luxul
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

luxul

luxul’s performances utilise an electric viola, a smorgasbord of effects pedals and the artist’s voice to create a meditative, cacophonous and often chaotic output that is ritualistic and primal. 


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Jul
29
10:30 AM10:30

TF2016 Day 9 - Artsadmin TF2016 Family Artist Surgery

Day 9

Free Event for Programmed Artists Only. 

Artsadmin and Tempting Failure would like to offer a unique opportunity exclusively for TF2016 artists to come together and discuss aspects of their practice with members of the Artsadmin Advisory team.

Following a brief introduction to Artsadmin, the informal session will be led by artists' questions, offering space to open up conversation and raise questions related to aspects of your practice, including existing or further projects, creative quandaries, marketing, audience or funding.

To register your interest and be a part of the session please submit a short paragraph briefly outlining your practice, and indicating any questions that you would like to raise in the session.

Capacity is limited to 15 places only, and is strictly for those programmed to perform at TF2016. 

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

TF2016 Day 9 - Chelsea Coon

Day 9.

Chelsea Coon - Diastole

My work explores questions about beginnings and endings, life and death, the internal and external, and imminence of existence; collisions of space, phases, the simultaneous speeding up and slowing down of time, cycles, and the way in which the body on an elemental level is rooted to space.

Diastole, a phase of the heartbeat, is a 10 hour durational piece that will result from an accumulation of actions each hour and will slowly reveal more through the fragments pieced together over time.

http://chelseacoon.info

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

TF2016 Day 8 - Evening

Day 8 - Evening.

Richard Herring - Me 1 vs. Me 2

As a lonely schoolboy Richard Herring wiled away many hours playing himself at snooker on a 6ft by 3ft table and providing his own commentary. As an adult he decided to recreate this battle for a podcast whose avowed aim was to continue until it no longer had any listeners. It started with 30,000 subscribers but over the years and approaching 100 frames that has dwindled to less than 5000 die hard fans, who are as determined to make Herring continue as he is to punish them with sports based tedium. It is a bold attempt to waste his own time and that of the people who listen to it, but it has much to say about the human condition: the tripartite (or more) nature of the soul, the battle for control over your own impulses, the ultimately unwinnable contest that is your own life, the pointless ways we try to fill our time and the fragile nature of our mental balance. The random nature of the cascading balls, plus the inadequacy of Herring as a player, commentator and referee add an improvisational element and means each frame is truly spontaneous. And the amazingly equal skills of the two main players (one a happy, if dull family man, the other a more volatile and unpredictable force) mean that the contest is usually incredibly tight. Herring says, “This is not an art exhibition, but a genuine sporting contest. I am annoyed that I will be sharing my sporting arena with a load of pretentious artists, doing poos in bowls and making their genitals perform karaoke. Frankly they should all grow up. If they want real danger they should try playing snooker against themselves in a basement for five years and see how they come out of that. But at the moment the sporting authorities are trying to freeze out the whole sport of self-playing snooker, preferring to promote the clearly inferior two person version. So I am reluctantly taking the only stage that has thus been offered me, even if it is by people that I abhor." “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” Plato

www.richardherring.com supporting www.scope.org.uk through an auction of snooker balls from this artwork following the end of the performance. 

 

Natalie Ramus - 16000:2 TEETH(OF)MY CHILDREN

A fascination with the materiality of the body has led Natalie to question its edges and boundaries. Her children’s teeth came into existence inside her body and left inside the bodies of her children. As her children lost their teeth they came back into Natalie's possession; with those teeth as material, a meditation through action will consider where the mother’s body ends. 

This performance is the second instalment of a long term project in which Natalie makes use of a stack of paper which equates to her body’s height. This stack will be used to explore and document the body through action- the traces of which will be captured and documented. creating an archive of time, memory and body.

www.natalieramus.com

Tim Bromage - Shift

'The vehicle sat on the red bock driveway, squat and sullen. The ritual should have been simple... but there was so much he did not know, he had not observed it for so long, and now fear, coupled with a sense of obligation had led to an unexpected cry for help. After all you heard horror stories, heard of those moments when a vehicle died with no warning, at eighty mile an hour…out on the great tarmac. One moment hurtling forward, and then...nothing. Not a whisper, nor cough, taut pedals suddenly lifeless, pumping helplessly up and down. Coasting mockingly to a halt, never to move again' from 'The Driver' by Gordon Lang 1945

Tim Bromage presents a new performance scored for Tempting Failure. The work draws upon Greek mythology, in particular the practice of the Delphic Oracle. Combining a wide variety of disciplines, including music, prose and other activities, the work explores truth, fiction, and FATE. Its not all doom and gloom though, There's alternate realities, mind reading, and possibly even an appearance by Bobby Darin.

Photo Credit: Marco Beradi

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Sadly we regret to inform that Martin Lorenzo de Masa will be unable to appear this evening.


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Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

*SOLD OUT* TF2016 Day 8 - D:NA - New Networks, hosted by Ernst Fischer

Day 8.

Free Event.

Ernst Fischer holds a communal court to create new artist networks. 

Alongside a selection of invited of artists,  Ernst hopes to offer place for artists to meet to create new beginnings and foster the start of future support networks.  

If you are an artist who feels left out or wants to feel more connected, or if you already have a network and you'd like others to feel welcome then come along.  

Located in the intimate setting of D:NA, this afternoon hopes to inspire a more connected future for everyone who takes part.  

Venue Information: Regretfully due to the period features of this domestic venue, it is not wheelchair accessible. 

This meeting will be FREE but booking in advance is essential. 

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

TF2016 Day 8 - Amy Sharrocks

Day 8 - A virtual happening on a street in England

Free Artwork.

Amy Sharrocks - heading for a fall

On 28 July at 1pm, I will fall.

Whatever happens between now and then, this thing is certain: at 1:01pm, I will be flat on my face. You can rely on me.  I was thinking of things brewing. Of potions, of beer, of babies and tea and trouble. Of the dread that comes before a fall, when you know it's coming, the drop in your stomach, the wake in the night. The time spent contemplating the drop, before you step off whatever ledge you're on, before you make a move or it happens.

Often, of course, it all turns out much better than you feared. But not always.

Falling is a spectator sport. So if you want to see me fall, text me. 

I’ll fall for you.


To take part, add my number to your contacts then text: IWANTTOSEEYOUFALL to 07934654538 via What'sApp.

 

Photo Credit: Iris Long

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

TF2016 Day 8 - Jonathan Polkest

DAY 8.

Free Installation. 

Jonathan Polkest - Draw Me Tempted

Jonathan Polkest’s ‘Draw Me/Tedna Ve' drawing installation has been appearing in public spaces around the U.K.since 2004 ,TF2016 invites you to create a masterpiece in the drawing booth which is an adapted camera obscura, allowing people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to draw a seated companion using simple marker pens and paper.  Although simple and fun to use,  it is much more than a drawing that is produced, the person drawing generally captures the personality of the subject, often leading to a deeper understanding of the relationship between subject and image maker.  A curiosity about imaging is deepened as the experience is likened to being inside a large camera, the pictures are temporarily attached to surfaces in the immediate vicinity to create an instant portrait gallery.  people can photograph their work or return later to collect their portrait at the end of the event.

TF2016 community art in street locations contributing to interaction, recognition and understanding.

Watch the Draw Me Portrait installation in action: https://vimeo.com/31215928  

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