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Who am I? I’m not sure yet. I am fluid and always evolving. I have no definition.
Documentation of my growth in the knowledge of glitch (blog posts):
Glitch Exhibits and Architecture (May 29)
Revealing Errors and Marxism (May 10)
Queer Glitch and Glitch Feminism (April 25)
Tim Barker’s Machines (April 12)
Glitch and Error (April 7)
Youtube Channel: CLICK HERE
Video: Star Wars Uncut
Here’s a video I discovered through some readings from my FAMST 192 FT class. I am impressed and enamored by the ambition of this work and the dedication it took into recreating an entire film scene by scene. This work is the combination of hundreds of short clips each individually crafted by an amateur and combined to produce a cohesive “shot for shot” remake of Star Wars: A New Hope. The clips are very diverse, ranging from stop motion, claymation, live action, animation, and so on. The amateur quality of this work is what gives it its charm, making it quite evident that this Star Wars remake was a fun collaboration between hundreds of Star Wars fans. This work represents a remarkable shift in digital media of the internet age from the passive consumer to the active consumer who interacts directly with the original work, remixing and transforming it into something new.
Image Acquisition: CLICK HERE
Here is an assortment of pictures I took, and some I found online. They are cool.
Attempts at Photo Glitch:
Glitched images of the Kaohsiung Subway Station in Taiwan, Yangmingshan (mountains in Taiwan), some buildings in Taipei, and a blurred image taken from high school. All these years, I have been trying to figure out what the blurred image was. To this day, I have had no success. (Glitched using VJ Um Amel’s glitch code and photoshop) The last two images are glitched images of the first Chinese American Movie Star, Anna May Wong. Why did I decide to glitch her photo? Keep on reading, I elaborate towards the end.
Below: Two glitched Stalin Head images are converted into and SSTV signal and then converted back into an image through an SSTV reader. Notice the deteriorated quality of the glitched images. I got this idea from the video game “Portal 2”, when players are given an SSTV signal, and are encouraged to convert it into an image. The final image reveals a hint as to how the game will conclude.
3D Glitch: Stalin Heads. In the second and third images, there appears to be holes. I have no idea how that happened, but its fascinating. Why did I choose Stalin? No particular reason. I was going to attempt to glitch the Nefertiti head, but the glitch size was too big, causing my programs to freeze up and crash. Glitches, amiright?
Below: The sound of an orchestra tuning. The noise soon distorts into the sound of the subway. I am simply following the theme of my glitched subway image.
Below: I converted an image into signal. If the signal is played over an SSTV signal reader, and image will appear. I invite you to try this out. The quality of the final image will not be perfect, but that’s just the product of an imperfect technology. A glitch, perhaps?
No real theme, except for trains and my younger brother 5 years apart in age. Glitch created with Avidemux and hours of struggle trying to figure out written instructions.
This is an amazing source for actual video glitching: CLICK THIS THING
Glitch Project: Glitch Off the Boat
I chose to focus on the theme of Asian targeted racism in the American entertainment industry. While the internet has become a platform to express disdain over the perceived racism in contemporary Hollywood (see #OscarsSoWhite, #StarringJohnCho, and #whitewashing). Asian Americans in the early 20th century had no such platform to express their discontent. So they had to deal with it. This project is highly personal, as I take a retrospective approach to incorporating our modern voices and technology into the past as a way to restore the agency of those silenced in the silent film era.
Above: a looping GIF of Glitch Off the Boat. It’s looped for a reason.
Sarah Ling and Shaina Goel
Select scenes from Golden Age of Hollywood films Drums of Fu Manchu(1940) and The Cheat (1915) are glitched into a silent sequence that will be repeated on a loop. The specific scenes focus on negative representations of Asian men. The repeated viewing of this sequence simulates the continuity of Orientalism from the early days of silent cinema to modern cinema today.
The movies that are options for glitching include the serial Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) and The Cheat (1915). One scene of each of these movies will be glitched; glitched frames from each movie will accompany our digital installation. The installation will be one monitor silently playing the glitched scene on loop complemented by prints of the glitched frames.
Our project is meant to comment on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in Classic Hollywood Cinema. Many of these films represent Asian and Asian-American men as antagonistic, sexually aggressive to white women and Asian and Asian-American women as evil characters, often passive and inferior to the white male.
Glitch is used to critique the construction of Asian female characters in Western cinema as the “oriental, exoticized, hyper sexualized and passive femme”. These artificial and problematic representations of Asian women are an anomaly, a “glitch” of reality and the fictionalized white-washed cinematic world. They can never fit in due to their difference in culture. They were designed to be excluded from Western Society. Moreover, the conflict in our project is the problematic representations of these racial groups in Classic Hollywood Cinema. Our hope is to dramatize, through glitch, these portrayals in an effort to highlight their mere ridiculousness and offensiveness.
Based off of the idea of Glitch/Queer Feminism, Glitch is a tool used to reject the binary of the East and the West, the Orient and the Occident, the white and the Other. Also as a tool for reclaiming Asian identities. Rejecting “glitch dualism” for playing into binaries of real and virtual that “parallel rampantly socialized figuration of male/female”, and in our case, the west/east, occidental/oriental, white/other.
“This glitch I speak of here calls for a breaking from the hegemony of a “structured system” infused with the pomp and circumstance of patriarchy, one that for all too long has marginalized female-identified bodies, and continues to offend our sensibilities by giving us only a piece of the pie and assuming our satisfaction. We want to claim for ourselves permanent seats at the table, an empowered means of demarcating space that can be possessed by us in entirety, a veritable “room of [our] own” that, despite the strides made via feminist political action, has yet to truly belong to us.” -Digital Dualism and the Glitch Feminism Manifesto
When exiting our installation, we hope to inspire viewers to question the way in which film can perpetuate and feed racial stereotypes by providing a space of in depth and critical analysis.