Studio Ruins: describing 'unfinishedness'

Article English OPEN
Dorsett, Chris;
  • Publisher: Auckland University of Technology
  • Subject: W900

With creative practices things go wrong, work is ruined, and projects remain unfinished. Paradoxically, since failure is a matter of enhanced appreciation in the arts (e.g. Samuel Beckett’s ‘fail better’), neither ‘wrongness’, ‘ruination’ nor ‘unfinishedness’ means what... View more
  • References (19)
    19 references, page 1 of 2

    Agamben, G. (1995). The idea of study. In G. Agamben, Idea of prose (pp. 63-65). Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Balzer, D. (2014). Curationism: How curating took over the art world and everything else. Toronto: Coach House Books.

    Baum, K. (2016). Unfinished : Thoughts left visible. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Beckett, S., & Duthuit, G. (1949). Three dialogues. Retrieved 21 May 2016 from:

    Beckett, S. (1992 [1983]). Worstward Ho. In S. Beckett, Nohow on (pp. 99-128). London: Calder Press.

    Carson, A. (2006). Decreation: Poetry, essays, opera. London: Jonathan Cape.

    DeSilvey, C. (2006). Observed decay: Telling stories with mutable things. Journal of Material Culture, 11(3), 318-338.

    Edensor, T. (2005). Waste matter: The debris of industrial ruins and the disordering of the material world. Journal of Material Culture, 10(3), 311-332.

    Hillyer, A. (2013). The disappearance of literature: Blanchot, Agamben, and the writers of the no. New York & London: Bloomsbury Academic.

    Lavery, C. & Gough, R. (2015). Introduction. Performance Research, 20(3), 1-8.

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark