Is a glitch just a headache or rather an aggravating moment, or is it technology coming apart at the seams to form modern art?
Glitch art occurs as the result of turning computer errors into something that is visually satisfying, and generally relies on a technique known as data bending. It aims to ‘subvert your expectations’ and create a nostalgic feeling to represent the times of the VCR and early computer and gaming malfunctions.
“The process is more important than the result.”
Therefore to explore the concept of glitch art I decided to use the app ‘GlitchVideo‘ to alter the nature of digital technology as a semiotic system to produce a video for engagement with an audience. By creating a YouTube clip of my dog that ultimately looks like a mistake that is broken and fragmented, and in its own way becomes unpredictable, it becomes a visually arresting piece that begins to question the forms and traditions of art by using digital techniques.
Do you believe the creation of glitch art will pass its peak of popularity and success due to the captivated tech-savvy generation of artists?