Rob Myers takes us on a short historical journey of Glitch as an aesthetic signifier of technological presence that dates back at least to the 1980s. Referencing the Vaught-Kampf machine in Blade Runner (1982), the titular character in Max Headroom (1985). And how the use of Glitch as an artistic aesthetic in itself has accelerated with the democratization of new technologies.
This exhibition by Mark Amerika (US) and Shu Lea Cheang (US/FR) at Furtherfield Gallery marks a significant moment for contemporary art. Amerika and Cheang are both 'net native' artists. They share many of the obsessions of the growing multitude of artists who have grown up with the net since the early 1990s.
Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika at Furtherfield Gallery provides a physical interface in a local setting in the heart of a North London park to the thriving, international, networked art scene.
Featuring artists Alma Alloro, Melissa Barron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott.
The artists in this exhibition appropriate the technological and digital medium in order to make what is known as Glitch Art. These technically, imaginative disruptions include different approaches with the media whether it exploits software or hardware and includes video, sound and glitch textiles.
On September 20, 2012, Chicago dirty new media artists jonCates and Jon Satrom each presented a performance as an intersection with the exhibition "Ex-Static: George Kagan's Radios" at Intuit, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago, IL. Their performances serve as examples of new media employed as a tactic in support of art rather than "new media art" as a condition represented by infatuation with expensive, new devices.
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