Monday, 14 May 2018

What is Glitch art ( Digital Transformations part 7 - Glitch art and Porn )

The one thing that the INTERNET is really good at is porn and torrents - ready source material especially the method of the incomplete download - an incomplete file will play and melt in unpredictable and subtle ways , but why use porn as source material at all given its ethical and moral implications?  Porn has the movement , texture and color that glitch works well with , and Glitch art reflects the network in which it exists  , Facebook groups , server farms , halted downloads , slow speed connections - the anticipation of loading a porn page only for it to halt at the moment of ( climax ) underlines one of the key moments in glitch , the halt state , when what is expected suddenly confounds - the narrative of this becomes the work of artists such as Mathieu St Pierre and his P2p2014 series and his newer clickbait series see more of his work at https://www.mathieustpierre.com/


Mathieu st Pierre - Paxxion 2014

Mathieu st Pierre - click-bait 2016





And the work of Domineco.Dom.Barra aka DMNC_RMX & NITROGLITCHERINA 



who puts the dirty into dirty new media , Dom has exhibited widely and worked with Jon Cates of SAIC http://www.saic.edu/profiles/faculty/joncates/   another central figure in Glitch art , and coiner of the phrase ' Dirty new media' which stands in opposition to the clean lines and aesthetically insipid look of commercial digital media and photoshop perfection . Find more of Dom's work here http://homeostasislab.com/Dom-Barra 

Further reading here :
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xp35x/glitch-porn-makes-being-naked-on-the-internet-interesting-again

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