Instead of glitches being met with impatience or annoyance, a growing number of artists are purposefully aestheticising errors from digital or analog sources, either by intentional manipulation or by malfunctions and corruptions. Entire communities have been born on the web to nurture the discipline, making it easier for others to do it.
A glitch artist Daniel Temkin explains:
As we become more and more wrapped up in technology, glitch art has begun to be taken more seriously as a movement with a unique potential for timely cultural commentary. It has started conversations around the nature of how it’s created.
– How much do we control our technology, and how much does it control us?
– What does it mean if we can reclaim the “errors” in our computers, phones, and cameras and repurpose them as our tools?
The essence of glitch art is:
Humans subject themselves to technology and exert control over it to a greater or lesser extent to produce a piece of artwork that is a product of both the creator’s intention and the device’s whims.
One of the more important themes inherent in this medium revolves around the concept of technological chaos versus human balance.
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