2012: Year of the GLI.TC/H
What happens when accidents become the building blocks of the art-making process?
Glitches point toward new ways of seeing the world, an echo or document of the technology, politics and humans that co-produce them. Both Phillip Stearns' "Year Of the Glitch" and James Bridle's "New Aesthetic" blogs yearn for a newer 'New Media', one made of the mediums themselves, just as Marshall McLuhan would have wanted.
In a technical sense a glitch is the unexpected result of a malfunction, but glitch art looks at the most beautiful of these. Much like serendipity, exquisite tech-surprises often tug at our deeper understandings, and throughout history they form the basis of creative innovation. Intentional glitch-makers celebrate the magelijk in the machine; they chart unexpected beauty amongst chaotic landscapes.
This collaborative presentation program highlights artists who create beautiful problems by corrupting data, hacking signals, manipulating the medium, challenging the display.
- How to find the wrong technology at the wrong time, put it in the wrong place, and make something utterly beautiful. How to FAIL even harder.
- When does “Oh shit!” turn into “Awe shiiit!"
- How to design a media curriculum that teaches critical thinking skills rather than rote technical training. How to educate artists when techniques have become commodities?
- What do ruptures and glitches expose within systems? How to watch for them and what to do when you find them.
- Where’s the Art in glitch art? What happens when accidents become the building blocks of the art-making process?
- Patrick Lichty Columbia College
- Jon Satrom School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Cory Arcangel Represented by Team Gallery, New York
Bishop Zareh Razorfish