If you had of asked me a week ago what a glitch was I would’ve answered an annoying malfunction on my computer which results in a very Celene. Ask me today and I guess it’s like… art? Digital art has essentially come about through the manipulation of different components of digital media that are already available to us.
Glitch art, an oddly beautiful form of digital art is “highly saturated rainbow stripes and white noise chopping up an image, pixelated video streams in which the subjects’ words don’t match up with the audio, shimmering and twitching spots in video games” (Roy, 2014)
Whilst the glitch art itself is the “message” here, the “medium” is in actually creating the glitch. We are distorting the art from how it was intended to be seen, and creating something different but equally as #aesthetic, just through seeing it from a different perspective. Using my example above, you still see the umbrellas which are the soul of the photo, but the different colours and light details give it a new aspect which it didn’t really have in the original photo.
Here’s a quick look at how I created my glitch art:
Jamie, C (2016), “Triggered”- A Personal Response to a Popular Meme, 24/3/17, http://www.takethis.org/2016/04/triggered-a-personal-response-to-a-popular-meme/
Github (2017), Image Glitch Tool, 24/3/17 https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/