GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: GLTI.CH Karaoke

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Lecture: GLTI.CH Karaoke

Continuing their events at GLI.TC/H in Chicago and Amsterdam GLTI.CH Karaoke will be presenting their work, followed by a live performance!

Our aim is simple: to bring together people & collaborate on Karaoke duets. This desire, of course, is not innovative in itself; karaoke is one of the world’s favorite pastimes. Where GLTI.CH is different is its scope of our ‘bringing together’. So far, we have hooked up London with Kumamoto City, Japan & Seoul, South Korea. As a project that seeks to set up unnecessarily-elaborate portals of amateur singing, GLTI.CH Karaoke posits that there is discernible value & joy in 1) the collective stumbling & frustrations met in the face of tech limits, language barriers & time zone differences 2) oblique experimentation & 3) embracing & folding in “errors” in future iterations versus seeking to “overcome” or eradicate them. GLTI.CH Karaoke is not a solitary affair. At its simplest each event is the manifestation of sophisticated levels of collaboration & coordination between GLTI.CH & the attendees of each event, as well as the development teams of Livestream, Google+ & divX, & the individuals who selflessly hash together & upload karaoke videos to YouTube. Using the universal grammar of karaoke we posit the glitch as a site of artistic autonomy.

Sound a bit vague? Watch this video from a performance earlier in the year in London and Seoul:

Bio

Caught between a glide and a slipÊGLTI.CHÊKaraoke exposes the course of accidents, temporary lyrical disjoints and technical out-of-syncs. It’s not a hack or some fancy programming. It’s taking the frontend of things and trying to make something else. We’re Kyoung Kim and Daniel Rourke: writers, artists, researchers, wannabe hackers, amateur programmers at best. We kludge people together, breaching hopeless distances with cultural and technical make-dos. We cajole technology like 3-year olds with legos. WeÕve made the mishmashed world ofÊGLTI.CHÊKaraoke through play. And we hope youÕll sing with us.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Gabriel Menotti

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Lecture: Blind Optics

Gabriel Menotti presents his paper entitled “Blind Optics:”

In order to investigate the relation between cinema and technology, it seems necessary to escape the medium’s own parameters of analysis. Taking a step in this direction, one might adopt Friedrich Kittler’s notion of “optical media,” a classification based not on the morphological effects of cinema, but on the operational principles of its apparatus. However, while Kittler’s framework discloses the mechanisms of figurative representation, it casts an even darker shadow over the constitution of technique. To analyse the cinematographic apparatus as purely optical is to ignore that its technical underpinnings are also mechanical and chemical, electromagnetic and computational. In order to bring these material aspects to the surface of the medium, one could borrow a strategy that has been largely employed with aesthetic ends: that of blinding or disrupting the camera eye. A vast tradition of video art and experimental cinema, recently joined by practices such as generative programming, presents visuals that are not produced by clear lenses, but that mostly result from celluloid film, electric circuits and digital codification. This paper calls attention to the ways in which this sort of blind optics produces images not by the means of abstracting the world, but through the abstraction of the bare apparatus. Thus, it sheds some light in the processes of inscription and transmission that ultimately constitute audiovisual media, allowing us to grasp some of their particularities.

Bio

Gabriel Menotti is an independent researcher/curator engaged with different forms of cinema. At the present time, Menotti is a concluding PhD candidate and a Visiting Tutor in the Media & Communications Department of Goldsmiths College. He has previously organized pirate movie screenings, remix film festivals, videogame championships, porn screenplay workshops, installations with super8 film projectors, generative art exhibitions and academic seminars.ÊAmong the recent events to which Menotti has contributed are Medialab PradoÕs Interactivos?! (Spain); the 16th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (Germany); the 29th São Paulo Art Biennial (Brazil); and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Glitch Codec Tutorial

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Workshop: Glitch Codec Tutorial

Nick Briz presents a tutorial in creating glitch art by hacking video codecs:

This workshop/lecture is titled the Glitch Codec Tutorial. Here I demonstrate how to create the “glitch codec” a hacked piece of software I use to make intentional glitches. The Glitch Codec Tutorial is one way to experience glitch art. The Glitch Codec Tutorial can be used to make glitch art, but it is not a tool in and of itself. Rather, it is a means to a tool or, more appropriately, a means to a method[ology] of production.

Click to sign up!

Only 3 places left!

Bio

Nick is a new-media artist/writer/thinker/educator/organizer living and working in Chicago, IL; organizer for Upgrade!Chicago, a monthly art and technology series held at the Nightingale Theater; co-organizer/founder of GLI.TC/H; as an educator heÕs developed and taught courses on new-media art, Internet art + culture[s], remix art + culture[s] and experimental music; he developes digital/web/interactive projects for various clients with Branger_Briz. His work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries around the world and is currently distributed through Video Out Distribution in Vancouver, Canada as well as openly and freely on the web.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Easy Circuit Bending

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Workshop: Easy Circuit Bending

Nikki Pugh presents a workshop exploring the basics of circuit bending. Add a light sensor to a desk toy in order to distort the sounds it makes by waving your hand over it. A bit like this:

circuitbent easy button from nikkipugh on Vimeo.

This workshop will guide you through the basics of soldering and the sometimes-a-bit-tricky steps needed to modify the toy’s circuit. At the end of the workshop you’ll have an ‘improved’ button to take home with you. Prior experience of soldering isn’t necessary, but a high tolerance of beepy noises is essential. All workshop materials will be provided. Helpers from the fizzPOP hackersapce will be around to assist.

Click to sign up!

Only 4 places left!

Bio

Nikki Pugh is an artist interested in interactions. It turns out she also likes beepy noises.

She co-founded the fizzPOP hackspace in 2009 and has been organising events and workshops introducing others to fun and creative applications/deviations of technology ever since.

Nikki uses her rudimentary understanding of electronics alongside her skills in taking things apart to do things like things like mapping the built-up-ness of New York, experiencing the sonar-navigating abilities of migrating whales and giving people vibrating bundles of bubblewrap to take into the alleyways of Digbeth.

Meta

GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H 20111 IS HERE!!!

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[Chicago, US]
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THU: Nov 3
@7pm – GLI.TC/H Gallery Opening @MBLABS

Alma Alloro [IL], Anthony Antonellis [DE], Melissa Barron [US], Mark Beasley [US], Sophia Brueckner [US], ffd8 (Ted Davis) [CH], Jeff Donaldson && Daniel Temkin [US], Leanne Eisen [CA + US], Noah Eisenbruch [US], Gijs Gieskes [NL], jimpunk [www], Jeff Kolar [US], Harvey Moon [US], aandnota (Alex Myers) [US], Osada Genki [JP], Chelsea Arden Parker [US], Rob Ray [US], Pox Party (Jon Satrom && Ben Syverson) [US], Ant Scott [UK], Phillip Stearns [US], Party Time! Hexcellent! (Rachel Weil) [US], youpy [JP], Recyclism™
And all the bumper artists!

After Party at RODAN
[Visuals] Theo Darst [US], outpt (Mary Ann Benedetto), vade (Anton Marini), v.jay MEИKMeN, vj jon.satrom
[Audios] Rob Ray, Jake Elliott

FRI: Nov 4
@7pm — Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @ENEMY
Performances @Enemy
GLI.TC/H KARAOKE [London, UK]
stAllio! [Audio][Indianapolis, IN US] && Glitchard Nixon [Video][Chicago, IL US], Morgan Higby-Flowers [Muncie, IN US] Cracked Ray Tube [Houston, TX + Chicago, IL US], I ♥ Presets [Los Angeles, CA + Chicago, IL US]

[videos screening between sets]
J + C Feedback Factory (Carrie Gates and Jon Vaughn) [Saskatoon, CA], James Jackman [Boca Raton, FL US], Nicolas Maigret [Paris, FR], Gabriel Menotti [London, UK], Aaron Zarzutzki [Chicago, IL US]

SAT: Nov 5
@11am — Lectures @theNIGHTINGALE
Rosa Menkman [Amsterdam, NL US], Nullsleep (Jeremiah Johnson) [New York, NY US] && Francoise Gamma [Barcelona, SP], Curt Cloninger [Asheville, NC US], jonCates [Chicago, IL US],

@1pm — Workshops @theNIGHTINGALE
Andrew Reitano [New York, NY US]
** nintendo hardware hackery, build your own realtime glitch[in]strument **
Free!!!
Cracked Ray Tube (Kyle Evans && James Connolly) [Houston, TX + Chicago, IL US]
** watch them Friday night, then participate in a workshop + learn about DIY video transmitter and VGA signal generators **
$10 for workshop materials

@6pm – GLI.TC/H Screening Program @theNIGHTINGALE –curated by Theo Darst–
Clint Enns – Looking for Love… (3m)(Canada)
Simon Tarr – Interruptus (3m)(USA)
Kim Asendorf – In Progress (~5m)(Germany)
Evan Meaney – Ceibas: Epilogue(7m)(USA)
Jimmy Joe Roche – Pascals Room(3m)(USA)
Jacob Riddle – Buffer (2m)(USA)
Aurora – Beastie Dancer(1m)(Uruguay)
4x3Freddy / Freddy43 – OJAJOH(4m)(Netherlands)
NoSync – Screen Recording (6m)(USA)
Beth Wexsler – The Melters (3m)(USA)
Jennifer Chan – Capture (3m)(USA)
Thorrific – SoundLines (1m)(USA)
Sarah Samy – Exploring Error (5m)(Egypt)
Justin Harvey – One and A Half (2m)(Australia)
The Art Donkey – Bombshell Boom Boom(2m)(USA)
Yolk – Orang (5m)(USA)
Navax – Beta Bodies for Delta Frames #1(1m)(Brazil)
Frank Van Duerm – White Bike (Gliiitch)(3m) (USA)
Alex Cruse – Opaque Separates (1m)(USA)
Thomas Cheneseau (1m) (France)
Miyö van Stenis – := Ades =: (1m)(Venezuela)
Jimpunk – Bruce Lee Destruction (1m)(www)
eleccionguate2011 – ALFONSO PORTILLO (3m)(Guatemala)
Jan Mensen – Media Offline (2m)(Netherlands)
Jesse Malmed – Ruinas (Part One)(6m)(USA)
Andrew Benson – Short Pieces(~1m)(USA)

@8pm — Real-time Performances/Executalbes/Events @ENEMY
Square Square [Chicago, IL US], Vaudeo Signal [Chicago, IL US], ARCANEBOLT [Chicago, IL US], the Spunkytoofers Experience [A][Colombia, MO US] && A Bill Miller [V][Atloona, PA US], GODXILIARY [Spaceship Earth], mikrosopht *FM signals, Minusbaby, Noé Cuéllar *harmonium, Nullsleep
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SUN: Nov 6
@noon — SCANNING POLITICS IN/OF GLITCH [Panel/Discussion] @MBLABS
Marta Blicharz, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon (Recyclism™), Paul Hertz

++ Open Forum // Working Brunch // href to Amsterdam
facilitated by organizers: Nick Briz, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, and jon.satrom

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[Amsterdam, NL]
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FRI: Nov 11
@1pm – Opening + Book Release @STEIM
Opening // href from Chicago
facilitated by organizers: Nick Briz, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, and jon.satrom

[Book Launch]
Rosa Menkman [NL] The Glitch Moment(um) 2011
(Published + Supported by the Institute of Network Cultures)

@2pm – Lectures Part I @STEIM
BUG (Corinne Sérapion) [FR]
Goodiepal (No)

@5pm – GLI.TC/H Screening Program @STEIM
Clint Enns – Looking for Love… (3m)(Canada)
Simon Tarr – Interruptus (3m)(USA)
Kim Asendorf – In Progress (~5m)(Germany)
Evan Meaney – Ceibas: Epilogue(7m)(USA)
Jimmy Joe Roche – Pascals Room(3m)(USA)
Jacob Riddle – Buffer (2m)(USA)
Aurora – Beastie Dancer(1m)(Uruguay)
4x3Freddy / Freddy43 – OJAJOH(4m)(Netherlands)
NoSync – Screen Recording (6m)(USA)
Beth Wexsler – The Melters (3m)(USA)
Jennifer Chan – Capture (3m)(USA)
Thorrific – SoundLines (1m)(USA)
Sarah Samy – Exploring Error (5m)(Egypt)
Justin Harvey – One and A Half (2m)(Australia)
The Art Donkey – Bombshell Boom Boom(2m)(USA)
Yolk – Orang (5m)(USA)
Navax – Beta Bodies for Delta Frames #1(1m)(Brazil)
Frank Van Duerm – White Bike (Gliiitch)(3m) (USA)
Alex Cruse – Opaque Separates (1m)(USA)
Thomas Cheneseau (1m) (France)
Miyö van Stenis – := Ades =: (1m)(Venezuela)
Jimpunk – Bruce Lee Destruction (1m)(www)
eleccionguate2011 – ALFONSO PORTILLO (3m)(Guatemala)
Jan Mensen – Media Offline (2m)(Netherlands)
Jesse Malmed – Ruinas (Part One)(6m)(USA)
Andrew Benson – Short Pieces(~1m)(USA)

@7pm – GLI.TC/H Gallery Opening @PLANETART
With Live performance by Karl Klomp
GLI.TC/H KARAOKE
Jankenpopp

Exhibition: Alma Alloro [IL], Anthony Antonellis [DE], Melissa Barron [US], Mark Beasley [US], Sophia Brueckner [US], ffd8 (Ted Davis) [CH], Jeff Donaldson && Daniel Temkin [US], Leanne Eisen [CA + US], Noah Eisenbruch [US], Gijs Gieskes [NL], jimpunk [www], Jeff Kolar [US], Harvey Moon [US], aandnota (Alex Myers) [US], Osada Genki [JP], Chelsea Arden Parker [US], Rob Ray [US], Pox Party (Jon Satrom && Ben Syverson) [US], Ant Scott [UK], Phillip Stearns [US], Party Time! Hexcellent! (Rachel Weil) [US], youpy [JP], Recyclism™

SAT: Nov 12
@11am — Lectures Part II @PLANETART
Michael Dieter [AU]
Nick Briz [US]

@1pm – Workshops @PLANETART
Codec meets Vernacular workshop by Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman
&& to be confirmed!

@8pm – Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @STEIM
Rosa Menkman and Aron Birtalan (Collapse of PAL)
GLITCHARD NIXON
Ben Baker Smith & Evan Kühl
jon.satrom

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[Birmingham, UK] –curated by Antonio Roberts–
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SAT: Nov 19
@12pm — Workshops @VIVID
Nikki Pugh [UK] – Easy Circuit Bending
** Add a light sensor to a desk toy in order to distort the sounds it makes by waving your hand over it. A bit like this: http://vimeo.com/11023225**
FREE! | All materials provided | Limited to 10 places | Sign up here:http://glitchcircuitbending.eventbrite.co.uk/

Nick Briz [US] – Glitch Codec Tutorial
** Delve into the process of making glitch art by using hacked video codecs. Take a sneak peek here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOemlx2sBIo **
FREE! | Bring your own laptop (with a DVD drive) | Limited to 10 places | Sign up here: http://glitchcodectutorial.eventbrite.co.uk/

@3pm — Lectures @VIVID
Nick Briz [US]
Gabriel Menotti [UK]
GLI.TC/H KARAOKE [UK]

@6pm – GLI.TC/H Screening @VIVID
Jeff Donaldson – Pin 1/12 effect (2m) [US]
Ben Baker Smith and Evan Kühl – Unsound (6m) [US]
Evan Meaney – Ceibas: The Well of Representation (7m) [US]
Jon Satrom – Too Many Cats (1m) [US]
Dan Tombs – kacien (6m) [UK]
Rosa Menkman – Radio Dada (4m) [NL]
Andrew Benson – Click on it (2m) [US]
Nick Briz – A New Ecology for the Citizen of a Digital Age (4m) [US]
Theodore Darst – Icannotfindmywayhome (4m) [US]

@7pm — Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @VIVID
Students from Birmingham City University [UK]
Minuek and Chromatouch [UK]
Art of Failure [FR]
jon.satrom [US]

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

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Online components
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Online Gallery — curated by fa-g.org
Extrafile — created by Kim Asendorf
glitch safari — instigated by Antonio Roberts and Jeff Donaldson
T.RASHB.IN — by jon.satrom and Jake Elliott
404 — Jodi and the GLI.TC/H/BOTS
Ben Baker Smith — infinite glitch

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Physical Components
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GLI.TC/H READER[ROR] 20111. editors: Nick Briz, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, William Robertson, Jon Satrom, Jessica Westbrook, Japan: Unsorted Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-4-9905200-1-4.
The Glitch Moment(um). Rosa Menkman, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011. ISBN/EAN 978-90-816021-6-7.

GLI.TC/H 2011

DO iT TO_GATHER!

GLI.TC/H was a simple idea that was hatched upon the notion of folks gathering together and engaging/chatting/debating the issues/theories/concerns of failure, systems, art, && glitches.

We were able to realize this gathering last year in Chicago. GLI.TC/H 2010 brought people together for five days of glitchy art, hacking/coding workshops, discussions, screenings, lectures, and realtime audio/video performances. All events were free & open to the public and ended up exposing an extremely diverse, amazingly deep, somewhat quirky community.

The community is growing and this year we are hoping (and planning) to do it again! From the beginning, we consciously adopted a free & open ethic for GLI.TC/H. We believe that exorbitant entrance fees and exclusive passes create obstacles between “actor” and “audience.”

It takes considerable resources and energy execute an exciting event like GLI.TC/H. Folks have donated We’re reaching out to you (and your networks) in an effort to help amplify these efforts and make GLI.TC/H 20111 a reality.
Some generous artists have donated exciting incentives to this Kickstarter campaign. Please check them out; of course, the biggest incentive of this campaign is actually making GLI.TC/H 20111 happen.

GLI.TC/H is spreading from the web to Chicago: US; to Amsterdam: NL; and Birmingham: UK; GLI.TC/H will launch in Chicago on NOV: 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH. Amsterdam will commence on NOV: 11 -> 12. Birmingham: UK; will follow on NOV: 19.

GLI.TC/H is both a physical and virtual event with always-on online games, galleries, easter-eggs, downloadable artware, scavenger hunts, APIs, and loads of other experimental components. These activities will continue through-out and beyond the physical events.

We hope that branching and forking the gathering/festival/conference will mesh && mosh conversation(s) with local happenings, multiple perspectives, and allow for more individuals to participate.

This year, we are opening frameworks and structures to involve the community at core levels including curation and organization. For example, Kim Asendorf (fa-g.org & gifmarket.net) is curating an online component and Antonio Roberts (AKA hellocatfood) initiated and is leading the Birminham: UK; component. Many more artists and curators are investing their talents.
We can’t do this alone. Let’s make this gathering happen together!

Executing GLI.TC/H takes considerable resources. Your donation will be use for the acquisition, construction, and transportation of materials and artwork for the exhibitions. It will allow us to support the local independent venues that we have partnered with. It will help supply materials for workshops and provide resources for the printing and pressing of festival data for dissemination at and before the events.

Please help by donating and spreading the word by liking/sharing/linking/tweeting/posting EVERYWHERE!

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Freedom in Creativity

On Thursday 16th September I’ll be giving a talk at Birmingham Linux User Group about the issues affecting artists who adopt open source and free culture into their practice.

I have done a talk about open source and art once before at the LUG, which was well received despite the audience being mostly techies (maybe they’re artists at heart!). This talk extends greatly on what was said and goes into issues of copyright and what experiences I’ve had as an artist in the open source world

When

Thursday 16th September, 7:30pm start

Where

Aston Science Park [map]. If you can’t make it the whole thing will be broadcast online and made available for streaming shortly afterwards.

Lost in the Wood #1

For the last six months or so I’ve been a regular guest on the Lost in The Wood radio show. Myself and the shows host, Nancy Bennie, have been hard at work to bring you the the first issue of the Lost in the Wood zine!

You can also view individual pages on flickr.

The first issue features an interview with the awesome Stinky Wizzleteat and articles and illustrations from Birmingham’s finest.

Printed copies will become available soon, as will details of how to get involved with the next one. Keep an eye on the blog for more updates.

Enjoy!

Othello

The production of Othello is going really well. We’re four performances in and have already received positive reviews from the Guardian, Telegraph and Times and generally positive reviews from friends and attendees.

opera-49 (by Katchooo)

Othello chorus. Photo by Fiona Cullinan

Unless you have bought a ticket unfortunately there’s no way to see it as all of the tickets have now sold out, but that only reiterates the popularity of the productions by the Birmingham Opera Company.

I’ve been to their last two productions (La Traviata and Idomeneo) and, after a bit of coaxing from friends and loved ones, I decided to take part in Othello. So, why am I doing it? I’ve been known to dabble in acting occasionally but this venture requires an additional set of skills that I’m not really known to have. There’s one main overriding reason why I’m doing it:

It’s fun.

Sure, it looks good to have Birmingham Opera Company on my CV, but in my overall goal to become more of a software/digital artist I feel being part of the opera only indirectly helps. If you’re an aspiring performer or singer then you should already know why you should be part of this 😉

My main point is that regardless of what background you’re from there’s a lot to be learnt and a lot of fun to be had. You’ll meet a great range of people, learn what goes into making a production and may discover a hidden singing or acting talent.

So, I’ll see you at rehearsals for the next production next year!

Bull Glitch

You may have noticed that in my previous post there was a nice little image of the Bull Ring Bull. I did that! Before I go on, it’s not an image that will be used for Birmingham’s City of Culture bid (though if you really like it monies plz). It’s more an image just to represent the work that we’re doing to collect opinions of Birmingham.

bull glitch

Although not a completely original concept (Andy Warhol anyone?) I have utilised a few newly found techniques to create it. Whilst the results, and indeed databending as a whole looks cool I have yet to use it in any real world situations. Until now that is.

To begin I found an image of the Bull and cut it out of the background. I then took it into Inkscape and used the Trace Bitmap function (Alt + Shift + B) and traced it several times using different settings. I saved svgs that scanned for several different colour values. After saving a copy of the original I basically databent it i.e. replaced some numbers with other numbers using a text editor. I’ve described this process in a lot more detail in this earlier tutorial.

I still did manipulate the image afterwards (a bit of shifting of layers and colour/opacity adjustments), but the overall random effect was achieved this way. Here’s how the others turned out:

Bull Glitch (by hellocatfood)

And now we wait to see if we actually become City Of Culture