Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.
Lectures | 4-6pm
Jon Cates – WTF?! is D1RTY N3W M3DI∆?!
Dan O’Hara – An Irregular and Spasmodic History of Glitches and other Systemic Stutterings
Glitches interrupt the smooth realism of our mediated experience of the everyday world, from malfunctioning train announcement boards to distorted video streams and white noise in our phone calls. But is it only machines that glitch, or does ‘glitching’ exist in nature too?
We’ll look at the way Glitch art occupies a peculiar space inbetween the crafted and the unintentional, opening up a new view of ‘natural’ anomalies, as well as an aesthetic of the artificial. We’ll also take an historical tour of artists working with broken systems, artefacts, and technologies from across the world – from dirty new media in Europe and Asia to Gambiarra traditions in the Americas – to ask, what (if anything) does malfunction mean when we copy or reproduce it?
Dirty New Media // REVOLUTION 02
THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM
An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!