Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 23 Glitch Studies

Glitch is an artifact of the machine age. We would never say that a tree had a glitch, or a horse. It's an unintended lapse in the intent of machines or the human element in relation to them, documented for years by Peter Neuman in his famous Risks Forum (archived here). Deliberate glitch is an expanding motif in electronic dance music because it's easy with the tools and is novel.

Glitch Studies: Body of Knowledge Part III is an artists' take on the idea. Curated by Carl Diehl in association with Research Club, artists include Sue-C, Missy Canez, Ryan T. Dunn, LoVid, Stephanie Simek + Robby Kraft and Phillip Stearns. Ambitious show.

Sue-C, Sue Cotable, creates animation from everyday objects and her own creations, shot and miniature and scored electronically. Missy Canez samples vintage film and video. Ryan T. Dunn creates his own sound and video compositions, often starting with field recordings. LoVid, Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, mix sculpture, projection and circuit bending. Stephanie Simek and Robby Kraft construct sound sources modulated by the audience through the agency of reflected laser beams. Phillip Stearns, Pixel Form, has hacked old digital cameras, made by Kodak, the originator of mass analog chemical photography, to make unexpected imagery.

At Gallery Homeland 2505 SE 11th x Division 6PM-9