Glitch Art is Dead

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An international artistic project which started in Krakow, Poland in 2015, Glitch Art is Dead kicked off at Teatr Barakah with an exhibit of 30 artists and a day of workshops. Hosted by Gamut Gallery, the 2017 Minneapolis installment featured an exhibition of more than 90 artists from around the world; a three-day weekend of Glitch Art workshops; and a “Noise Night” exhibit finale with performances curated by Alex Kmett.

Glitch Art is an artistic phenomenon of internet culture. A glitch (in a visual and graphic sense) is a malfunction of a digital system, a computer error which can turn images into bizarre and colorful compositions. Images can be turned into sound or opened as word documents. You can change bytes in the code of a file to twist and distort it or you can strap magnets to a VCR and see what happens when you press play.

Although Glitch Art’s roots go back into the 20th century, it’s a nascent artistic movement with a far flung, but significantly sized community centered around the Glitch Artists Collective with a Facebook following of more than 52,000 people. Over 300 individuals from Minneapolis, Hong Kong, Vienna, São Paulo, and across the world submitted in excess of 2,000 works to the open call. From these submissions, 41 still image artists and 12 video artists were selected to have their work featured. It is the initiative’s goal to foster a deep sense of community by bringing these digital denizens into the real world. The Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis exhibition aimed to deny its title, introducing the viewer to a wide spectrum of artwork that shows the vitality of the medium.

GLITCH WORKSHOP // Friday March 17th – Sunday, March 19th 2017
Three-day workshop included presentations on glitch and sonification techniques, 3D glitching, datamoshing, and creative coding lead by Nick Zhu, Zoe Stawska, Dina Karadzic, and Vedran Gligo; with performances by Low-Gain, the Analog VJ Collective, Mach Fox and more.

NOISE NIGHT // Friday, March 31 2017
A night of noise music curated by Alex Kmett featuring Albert Elmore, Frightened Moon, Trigger Alert, and more  + visuals by Steve Killingbeck

EXHIBITION OPENING
Saturday, March 11th 2017
Music by DJ Ra’eon Stormare (DA) and visuals by Andrei J

 


 

SELECTED STILL ARTISTS
Adam Tuerff (Phoenix, U.S.A)
Adrian Cain (Tulsa, U.S.A.)
Alessandro Canova (London, U.K.)
Alethia Pinzón (Berlin, Germany)
Alex Haas (New York City, U.S.A.)
Antoine KiK (Paris, France)
Benjamin Berg / stAllio! (Indianapolis, U.S.A.)
Blaire Haslop (Wellington, NZ)
Bob Bicknell-Knight (London, U.K.)
Chema Padilla (Mexico City, Mexico)
Diogo de Tita (Lisbon, Portugal)
Elena Romenkova (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Gabrielle Salonga (Hong Kong, China)
Holographic Thought Processes
Israel Pereira Vieira Junior (São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil)
Jack Smith and Nyall Smith (Illinois, U.S.A. and Gent, Belgium)
Jakub Zataj (Warsaw, Poland)
Jean-Baptiste Friquet (Brussels, Belgium)
Jeremy Nealis / AERTIME (Madison, Wisconsin)
John Bumstead (Chicago, U.S.A.)
Joris Wegner (Bremen, Germany)
José Irion Neto (Santa Maria, Brazil)
Josselin Bonnetain (Lisbon, Portugal)
Kaspar Ravel (Paris, France)
Lita Poliakova (Helsinki, Finland)
Mark Klink (Carmichael, California)
Mathieu St-Pierre (Dongtan, South Korea)
Michael Eremic (Asheville, North Carolina)
Michał Pabich (Lodz, Poland)
Nick Liberatore (Chicago, U.S.A)
Niko De Clerck (Belgium)
Peterson Ruiz (Sorocaba, Brazil)
Polygon (Paris, France)
Robert Hruska (Brarislava, Slovakia)
Sabato Visconti (Northampton, U.S.A.)
Sara Goodman (Chicago, U.S.A.)
Shawna Lee (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)
Tomasz Sulej (Warsaw, Poland)
Troy Ford (U.S.A)
Wouter Massie (Leuven, Belgium)
Zach Nagle (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)

SELECTED VIDEO ARTISTS
Aaron Jablonski (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Benjamin Berg / stAllio! (Indianapolis, U.S.A.)
Bogumiła Piotrowska (Warsaw, Poland)
Brittany Nickels / Suture (Chicago, U.S.A.)
Dane Carney (Jackson, Mississippi)
Dillon Lemon Emiliano Bossi (Torino, Italy)
Gábor Szűcs (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Jeroen Cluckers (Gent, Belgium)
Roberto Malano (Montreal, Canada)
Sergio Ramirez (Argentina)Uğur Can Akkaya (Eskişehir, Turkey)

INTERACTIVE VIDEO DISPLAY ARTISTS
Alexandra Ehrlich Speiser (Vienna, Austria)
James Yuxi Cao (New York City, U.S.A.)

SECONDARY VIDEO DISPLAY ARTISTS
Alex Kmett (Gaa-miskwaawaakokaag, Anishinaabewakiing)
Anatolik Belikov (Moscow, Russia)
Cam Evans (Sacramento, U.S.A.)
Charlie Grant Clif Pottberg (San diego, California)
Daniel Vasconcelos (São Paulo, Brazil)
data_stain / Zack Holmwood (Chicago, U.S.A.)
Denis Volnov (Moscow, Russia)
Edgar Fichet (Paris, France)
Giacomo Schiesaro and Lorenzo Sacchi (Milan, Italy)
Giulia Felderer (Bologna, Italy)
Grégoire Gamichon (Paris, France)
Ivana Tkalčić (Zagreb, Croatia)
Jaspal Birdi (Toronto, Canada)
M Δ T E (Argentina)
Matt Trost (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)
Pedro Uribe (Bogotá, Colombia)
Piyush Kumar Kashyap (Mumbai, India)
Riitta Oittinen (Helsinki, Finland)
Roberto Malano (Montreal, Canada)
Ry Johnson (Minneapolis, U.S.A.)
Sabato Visconti (Northampton, U.S.A.)
Uğur Engin Deniz (İstanbul, Turkey)
Victori Jalabert (Arles, France)
Will Zaret (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

3D PRINTED SCULPTURE ARTISTS
David Van Ness (Flagstaff, U.S.A.)
James Usill (Tavistock, United Kingdom)