Glitch Art Exhibitions:

Glitch art, while steadily gaining popularity and recognition, is still relatively new. Exhibitions of glitch art are becoming more common, but are still far an few in between. The following are places in which glitch art has been exhibited in the past few years:

1.) The Loft Parlor
Mill 180
180 Pleasant Street
Third Floor
Easthampton, MA 01027

The Loft Parlor is an art space used for various exhibitions located in Massachusetts that once featured artist Sabato Visconti‘s glitch photography exhibit titled Memories Corrupt from October to November in 2013.

2) Gallery Gahoedong 60
60 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu,
Seoul, Korea

The Gahoedong 60 Gallery is an open space art gallery used for various exhibitions in Seoul, Korea that once featured artist Mathieu St-Pierre’s exhibit titled “100dpi.”

3) Tate Britain
Millbank
London
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Tate Britain is an art museum located in London that exhibits a variety of English art from the 1500s to contemporary works of today. This museum once hosted Loud Tate 2014 Code, an exhibit that featured art relating to the theme of coding and technology that included glitch art.

4)European House of Art
Upper Bavaria -Schafhof
85354 Freising/Germany
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The European House of Art in Bavaria, Germany is a former sheep stable that hosts a plethora of cultural activities, including art exhibitions. The Schafhof location featured a glitch art exhibit that showcased Rosa Menkman and Nick Briz’s work from December 12, 2015 to February 7, 2016.

5) Furtherfield Gallery
McKenzie Pavilion
Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ

The Furtherfield Gallery is a space for a multitude of exhibitions relating to art and technology. This gallery featured glitch art curated by Rosa Menkman and performed by Antonio Roberts in the exhibit Glitch Momentum in June 8,2013.

 

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Glitch Art Installations

Glitchicago was a glitch art festival held 2 year ago in Chicago. Chicago has been known by artist for exhibiting unique and different forms of art. This display shows “noise and new media” and how they play a part an ever changing world of art. The festival kicked off with many artists showing up and discussing the process and the thoughts behind their art pieces. After the opening day, artist held a discussion looking at the origins of glitch art and from a historical perspective. They also aimed to tackle the question of once glitch art is accepted into art history, will ‘glitch art’ disappear as its own, unique form.

Memories Corrupt: A Glitch Photography Art Exhibit, is a somewhat unique exhibit, in the fact it is being put on by a young photographer from Massachusetts . The most interesting part about this exhibit is that it was being funded by Kickstarter. Sabato Visconti created a Kickstarter page to complete funding to put on his own glitch art project. Dealing mainly in heavily edited photos, his goal was to elevate glitch art to the levels of ‘regular’ art. Debuting most of his pieces in his first ever gallery, Visconti reached his goal and held a large gallery opening, with large wall prints of his work.

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Glitch Moment/ums was held in the U.K in 2013. This glitch art installation featured seven artists that achieved glitch art through “hacking familiar hardware” This differs from most glitch art exhibits where digital files are changed and displayed in a digital or printed format. This expo features less than normal art pieces. Benjamin Gaulon took this idea and hacked an Amazon Kindle to display broken images. This gallery shows that glitch art can fall into many different categories and isn’t defined by tropes that ‘normal’ art falls into.

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Melanie Willhide stumbled onto glitch art after her laptop was stolen and all the info was erased. After attempting to recover her data, she found that her images contained glitches and errors. She was hooked on a new craze. Using her photography skills she quickly learned how to use glitch to her advantage to get he point across. She appropriately titled her first show in the Von Lintel Gallery in New York, To Aaron Rodriguez With Love, the man who stole her laptop.

Counterpath displayed work by big names in the glitch art such as Kim Asendorf  and Rosa Menkman. This display will take place this summer in Denver every Sunday along with the summer jazz festival that is held. Combining art with a music festival helps bring in more people that wouldn’t go to only a art show. This attraction is hoped to open more people up to the world of glitch art and establish it as a true art from and not just errors.

 

 

 

Glitch Around the World

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Started in 2010 in Chicago, IL, GLI.T/CH is a group of glitch artists who have curated exhibits in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Birmingham. Well-known glitch artists Rosa Menkman, Nick Briz, and Kim Asendorf are involved with this group.
The Ukranian Institute for Modern Art held an exhibition for Chicago Glitch Art in 2014. The exhibit was two months long and featured installations by Melissa Barron, jonCates, A. Bill Miller, Jon Satrom, Lisa Slodki, and Paul Hertz and free-standing installations by Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Curt Cloninger, James Connolly and Kyle Evans, and Channel TWo.
Glitch Moment/ums was a 2013 art exhibit in London, curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield, that also featured a Glitch Performance by Antonio Roberts.
This film festival celebrates queer/trans/intersex people as glitches in traditional society. The films in this festival do not have to be glitched, but the queer glitch is essentially the theme of the festival. This 10 day festival takes place in March & April in Europe.
Moran Bondaroff is a contemporary Los Angeles- based art gallery founded in 2008.  The gallery features all kinds of art, including glitch art, which is demonstrated through their 2012 exhibition of Kon Trubkovich’s Leap Second.

fIvE glitch galleries and film festivals

  1. Clark University had a gallery exhibition solely for glitch art in Spring of 2014 where they displayed glitch art by Hugh .

2. Pace Gallery in Chelsea had an exhibit in 2014 by teamLab titled Ultra Subjective Space, one of the glitched exhibits was titled Flower and Corpse Glitch Set of 12. The exhibit is my a Japanese artist whose name I could not find but here is the link to the exhibit which is clean, beautiful and fascinating.

https://www.team-lab.net/works/flowerandcorpseglitch

3. Eslinger Art Gallery: This digital/online art gallery displays many different types of art which include, Splatter Art, Wonderland Art, Pop Surrealism and Glitch Art. I find it fascinating that a gallery can be online and especially appropriate for Glitch Art.

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4.  Glitchicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art: This is a festival that “presents the work of 22 artists working with glitch in a wide variety of media”. It is a 2 month long festival that is in Chicago and associated with the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.

glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art

 

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5. Glitch Festival: This festival is this coming September on the island of Malta in the woods of Buskett. Judging by the information found online this festival is mostly a music glitch festival providing “disjointed techno” and “acid and electro”.

 

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Glitch Art Exhibition Spaces

Where Glitch Has Been Shown:

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

This museum located in Chicago has hosted and event called Glitchicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art. In this exhibition they this exhibition takes the work of 22 artists and showcases different forms of glitch art produced through different types of media. The exhibition lasts about two months and features work from all across the globe including different cultures and scenes of glitch art. To make this open the museum includes a portal from which people can submit their own glitch work and have it showcased as well. The website from which they can do this is 0p3nR3p0.net

Furtherfield Gallery

This gallery is located London and is one that has showcased Glitch Art. They had an Exhibition titled Glitch Moment/ums. In this gallery they showcased works from artists such as Alma Alloro, Melissa Barron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott. In the particular 2013 gallery that I looked up they showcased about 9 different exhibitions from different artists. They also had an open call to where people could contribute their work.

Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

In this gallery, an artist by the name of Shuana Jean Doherty showcased her exhibition titled Two Astronauts in which she showcased a collection of maps and artifacts from Southern Ontario’s foremost young psychonauts, Neal Armstrong and Devon Marinac. She produced glitch work through paintings, photography and collages. She acted as the curator for her own work and basically put on the show herself in the gallery. This exhibition took place July 19 2014.

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

On October 24, 2015 this gallery located in Atlanta showcased an exhibition titled Behind the Static where they exhibited Glitch art work collected from submissions that they requested online. On top of showcasing visual art, Eyedrum also had discussions, workshops and performances with reference to glitch art.

LEAP – Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance

This venue located in Berlin hosted and exhibition with work by Rosa Menkman as well as other glitch artists. The exhibition opened on March 19, 2013 and lasted for about 5 days. The exhibition was titled “(Glitch) Art Genealogies”.

Glitch Exhibits and Architecture

The first glitch art exhibit I’ve found was a multimedia exhibit called “Glitchicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art” held at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern art at Chicago in 2014 from August 1st to September 28. It exhibits the works of 22 multimedia artists from all over the world. A round table discussion was held, asking the question: “once we induct glitch art into art history, is glitch art dead?” I would have loved to have heard how the discussion went. In keeping with the open nature of the glitch subculture, anyone was welcome to contribute their art to a website, which would be on display during the exhibit. Unfortunately, the website does not work anymore.
The second glitch art exhibit was held from April 6 to the 13th at Counterpath, a gallery space located in Denver Colorado. The exhibit featured six international digital artists: Giselle Beiguelman, Kim Asendorf, Rosa Menkman, Jimmy Joe Roche, and Rick Silva. According to the information, this glitch art exhibit features technological glitches marked by feedback, pixelation, color distortions, and static.
Titled “Glitch Moment/ums“, the third glitch art exhibit was held from June 8th to July 28, 2013 at the Furtherfield Gallery in the McKenzie Pavilion in London, UK. Curated by Rosa Menkman, it featured her artwork and seven other international glitch artists. This exhibit also featured a website for anyone to contribute their own glitch art. Unfortunately, it’s the same website as before so it doesn’t work.
Next is the permanent, or I assume its a permanent glitch art exhibit, since the exhibit itself is an entire building. The building is located at the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art in China. The building was designed by WAA (We Architect Anonymous) as “a radical point of departure from the dominant design ideology of our times, a significant rupture of the orthodoxy”. The building must be understood in the context of the developments of architecture in the age of globalization, which has been ” a quasi universal process of homogenization, an unprecedented impoverishment of the diversity and complexity of architecture, to the point that even its rare exceptions also fall into the same mold and follow a predictable norm.”
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The last exhibit is not technically an art exhibit but the art museum itself, a permanent building called “H3333333K” located in Basel, Switzerland. It was designed by an art group called !Mediengruppe Bitnik and opened on September 8, 2015. The building was intentionally designed to look like a software error, a digital glitch of an image, hence the jagged edges.
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Researching about these glitch art galleries and having produced our own glitch art projects for Reel Loud gives me a better appreciation for glitch art and for the art exhibits that feature it. It rejects elitism by encouraging active participation from people of all artistic levels, thus ignoring the dualism of high and low art. It is a fluid form of art, and can serve an infinite number of purposes as an aesthetic art, a political art, in a wide range of mediums (film, painting, sculpture, architecture, etc). Glitch is the art of the masses.

Revealing Errors- Make up Blog

The article by Benjamin Mako Hill is interesting and looks at all aspects of words and errors that coincide with them.  He brings up good points about how errors and machinery grew together, and changed with each other.

He starts by laying out how people produced the first errors when typing. The more complicated the machinery the more difficult the error was to fix due to the ability to print large batches. When the first printing presses were introduced, it also introduced many types of errors due to misspellings and misrecognized letters. These mistakes would attempt to be corrected by hand or a second transcriber, but all the copies were never fixed. While these types of large scale printing errors are less likely today, due  to machinery’s ability to catch our mistakes, these problems still exist, but in new forms.  With new technologies, of course comes new problems. The invention of the QWERTY keyboard ramped up efficiency, but due to human errors, mistakes were still occurring. As technology progressed, so did the need for a more advanced typing tool. T9 was invented to let users type with a numeric keypad. However, this tool’s effectiveness was questionable. With three or four letters being the same button, mistakes were being made, many even unrecognized. Letters would get scrambled, leading to words coming out completely wrong. This process of growing our communication with our technology shows that while technology has grown as a field, some of the basic functions still lack in performance. The need for efficiency in whatever the case is needed. Even in the future if everything is by voice command, the need to be clearly understood is crucial. Although, realistically this will never be achieved, as humans make countless errors talking every day. No matter what form of communication, errors and mistakes will occur due to voices, misprints and auto corrects. Even as the demand for stronger technology grows, the same basic problems continue.