mistake culture / Error – workshop by Christiane Wittig

The workshop stands under the Topic “mistake culture / Error”. An error is an inevitable result of an experiment.

The error points to the progress, he is the result and what are essentially the proof of evolution.
The error is the symptom of artistic idea.
The deviation , the errors, the irregularity is an experiment to give the artwork a breath of live.

It is failure / errors that guides evolution; perfection offers no possibilities for improvement.

Art was seen as perfect and smooth. Spots and cracks and damage and broken were not discovered until it was to make works of living. Confusion and errors are made to question calculated things.

What is an error?
Can you create and abstract the classification of an error?
Why errors happen in a system and destroy systems?

The statistics says 78 Procent of errors are based on human errors.

Human error denotes the misconduct of people. An error comes not only alone, he comes in a “chains of errors” and often leads to collapse of entire systems an leading to a catastrophe such as long-range aircraft crash or power failure.

However, an error is not only negative.

Errors have its own systematic and system.
An error was not created by chance and meaningless.
He has a meaningful, comprehensive structure in him self.

In the art and the creative areas but also in innovative areas receive error a productive role.


Tuesday 14/02/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Wednesday 15/02/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00
Thursday 16/02/2012 – 10h00 till 17h00

Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art & Design
Transmedia – Paleizenstraat 70 – 1030 Brussels – Belgium

Christiane Wittig: www.christiane-wittig.net