Fuji & Mika #14 — “Failure” Is just a Story

This is the first of two posts wrapping up the Creative October Challenge — a collaboration with my friend, artist and supporter Fuji Hoffmann [vimeo, website] to create something every week (of the month of October) and share the process and results along the way.

Half-the-way through the challenge, i was invited to give a presentation at the I TEDxDrobetaTurnuSeverin in Romania, and Fuji was invited to teach movement and choreography at Wiks Folkhögskola (outside Uppsala, Sweden). With other priorities in mind, we put the experiment on hold until recently, when we decided it would be psychologically beneficial to give it some closure before moving on.

Fuji closed his end of our challenge with a touchingly honest statement about the need to move on without finishing it:

Frankly, if the beautiful colors and shadows he accessed in the process constitute a failure, then i’m not sure what would be a success — a challenge is just a guide!

Thank you so much for your time and engagement, Fuji, and i look forward to walking another path with you some time <3


Fuji and i challenged each other throughout the month of October to experiment with different habits and create something new every week. We made videos describing our process and results and sharing our dialog here on my blog. It starts with Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge, where we explain the concept and share our first challenges to each other. To read and watch all posts from the challenge in chronological order, visit Creative October Challenge.

If you prefer to start with some results from the challenge, then i recommend fiction_Extract_test1.0, The Stubborn Face of Matter, Haikus from Borzhava, or Infinity + 1 🙂


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Experiments: Creative October Challenge; Fuji & Mika

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