“The notion of glitch is also present in other realms of contemporary culture, where the reuse and remix of existing elements into something new is fundamental.”
Have you ever been in the process of crafting something when an aspect goes wrong but somehow you enjoy it more than your initial idea?
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Which piece do you find more aesthetically pleasing? (see below).
What about now…
Is your answer still the same?
A reinvention of the original image is made. This as a result changes the definition of its initial art-form (from photography to glitch art). It is no longer simply a photograph but now a short animation with multiple digital layers. The aesthetics have also altered, from pastels to several colour schemes. The still image is now brought to life through its conversion into a different medium. By changing mediums, the piece itself has differing effects on you. As an image – there is no interaction but as an animation the audience are active observers.
I’ve made my own piece of glitch art (below). Initially, it was a painting from many centuries ago and now it’s transformed into a digital animation within the present century.
Tweet me @sophemacy what you think.
- Grammatikopoulou. C 2014, “The wilderness in the machine”: Glitch and the poetics of error, interartive, < http://interartive.org/2014/01/glitch-art/ > viewed 22 March 2017
- Manon. S & Temkin. D 2011, ‘Notes on Glitch’, Wrong, < http://www.worldpicturejournal.com/WP_6/Manon.html > viewed 21 March 2017