The Accident Issue

Failure is not a condemnation! It’s not the same thing. Failure is failure. Failure is an accident: art has tripped on the rug. In any case you should not forget my logic of failure, my logic of the accident. In my view, the accident is positive. Why? Because it reveals something important that we would not otherwise be able to perceive. In this respect, it is a profane miracle. What is a miracle? It is a gift brought before the eyes so that one may believe, so that there could be some superior hope. Granted, the accident, in a certain way, is a miracle in reverse. It reveals something absolutely necessary to knowledge. If there were no accident, we would not even begin to imagine the industrial revolution or the revolution in transportation, etc. So please don’t confuse the term failure. (Paul Virilio »The Accident of Art« 2005)

Download the Issue here!

Comments are closed.

Summer Issues 2012



FIN – Fashion Week Closing Party

Saturday. 7.7.2012, 23:00 – open end
PICKNICK, Dorotheenstr. 90, Berlin–Mitte


Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

Recent Posts

On The Subject Of…Berlin, Berlin – Derzeit's partner plog in the German capital

On The Subject Of...

This post is about, or let's say "On the Subject of...": Anne Bitterwolf and Susanne Treumann, two fashion lovers who (...)

Le ModalogueBerlin, Paris – Derzeit's partner blog in France

Le Modalogue

  DERZEIT is in a French conversation. Or let's call it a "Modalogue", with Christian Poulot. He's the face and brain (...)

FrizzifrizziBerlin, Bologna – Derzeit's partner blog in Italy


  To share Fashion Week Berlin's ideas and images, for July 2012 DERZEIT has collaborated with four international fashion blogs. Among (...)

Talents to Watch: Petra Metzgerextended interview with the up-and-coming designer

Talents to Watch: Petra Metzger

Petra Metzger believes in strength – and that strength is reflected in her fashion. "A woman who has something to (...)

Marc Phillipe Coudeyre Spring / Summer 2013Derzeit reviews the highlights of Berlin Fashion Week as and when they happen

Marc Phillipe Coudeyre Spring / Summer 2013

– While the designer was delighting in all the guests who had come to "ooh" and "aah" at his collection, I (...)