glitChicago

I’ll be back in Chicago in September to take part in glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art.

glitchicago

Over the past decade Chicago has enjoyed a reputation as a center for artists within a worldwide subculture of experimentation in electronic media. Knit together by global communications networks, the tendency known as “glitch” or “glitch art” centers around the noisy and colorful errors propagated when electronic media systems and digital encoding are unexpectedly interrupted or misbehave.

Three festivals of “noise and new media” took place in Chicago from 2010 through 2012, with international reach. The ground for the festivals had been prepared by the city’s long history of alternative venues and distribution networks for art and music, particularly its lively electronic and noise music scene, its DIY apartment and cooperative galleries, and its early roots in open culture distribution of video and digital media. The historical messiness of Chicago art, from the Hairy Who on through “dirty new media” and over-the-top laptop audio and video improvisation nurtured a small but receptive audience for glitch. The popularity of glitch eventually attracted mass media interest: Glitch has shown up in mainstream music videos, commercial television and movies, and fashion.

glitChicago presents the work of 22 artists working with glitch in a wide variety of media. All have participated in the city’s glitch art scene, though they may come from other cities and indeed other countries.

I’ll be giving a performance on the 19th September, followed on 20th September by a round table discussion looking at glitch art from an art historical perspective, asking the question: Once we induct glitch art into art history, is glitch art dead?

I’m really stoked to be considered part of the Chicago glitch scene, which is quite a feat considering it’s nearly 4000 miles away!

Chicago

It’s been over a week since GLI.TC/H finished and I’m still missing Chicago! I’ve now been to Chicago a total of three times. The first was as part of a two-month trip around North America in the Summer of 2006. I was only in Chicago for two days but I remember even then really enjoying what it had to offer. Big bean FTW! ❗

The following two times were for GLI.TC/H 2010 and GLI.TC/H 2112. Although I spent most of my time on those occasions indoors/at the event I really liked everything about the culture there. In many ways it’s like a second home…

Speaking of which, it appears that since 1993 Birmingham and Chicago have been Twin Towns/”international partner cities”. Anyone want to help link the two cities further i.e. send me there and/or bring people here? 😉

And now for pretty photos.

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I was in Chicago from 5-10th December for GLI.TC/H 2112. As with the previous two years of the festival it was a really intense ~week of workshops, performances, presentations, art, pizza and copious amounts of alcohol civilised social gatherings over wine and cheese cubes.

As stated previously, I gave a presentation about AlphabeNt (coming soon!) with Daniel Purvis joining in from Australia via Skype. I’ll be writing/talking a little bit more about this in the future, but for now you can watch the presentation on the GLI.TC/H Ustream channel (from 1:20:00 onwards). I also gave a workshop in Pure Data as part of DNMw3rkstati0n::.

Everything else I saw there – and boy, there was a lot of it! – was truly amazing and inspiring and really pushed the practice and theories associated with glitch art to newer places.

Above all, it was really awesome to be in the company of friends I made at the previous festivals and new ones I have made over the interwebnets. Here’s hoping for GLI.TC/H 2013!

Gli.tc/H 2112 Chicago

DeFunct/Refunct exhibition. Photo by Phillip Stearns

GLI.TC/H Fest 2112

Everybody VJ! Photo by Daniel Rourke

Gli.tc/H 2112 Chicago

Jason Soliday. Photo by Phillip Stearns

Gli.tc/H 2112 Chicago

D1THER_DØØM. Photo by Phillip Stearns

GLI.TC/H Fest 2112

James Connolly. Photo by Daniel Rourke

Massive thanks go to the GLI.TC/H Bots, Rosa Menkman, Jon Satrom and Nick Briz, for inviting me over and organising everything. ❗ ❗ ❗

Being a digital arts festival, there is no shortage of documentation. More photos can be found on Flickr.

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GLI.TC/H is back for 2112 in Chicago and needs your halp! Spendy spendy spendy!

I’m not personally involved in the organisation of the festival this year, but I’ll be physically present in Chicago for the duration of the festival! More on that later

▀─█┐GLI.TC/H 2112; a new kind of monster

Education has always played a role in GLI.TC/H: from organized workshops, to performers informally sharing their hacked and homebrewed gear with attendees, to theory sessions over pizza.

As learning, sharing and growing have become central thematic nodes, the GLI.TC/H events are organized into “threads.” So, this year, we’re launching a new model. It’s framework is built upon participatory ‘threads’ (or classes) with different focuses, complimented by panels/presentations throughout the day and installations and performative share fests in the evenings.

GLI.TC/H 20111. Photo by Rosa Menkman

Threads were chosen through an open call for ideas earlier this year and are provide pathways for folks to dig deeper into the many realms of glitches. You can hop over to the working groups to join in on the conversations and help shape GLI.TC/H 2112.

Let’s make this gathering happen together again!

Executing GLI.TC/H takes considerable resources. [The GLI.TC/H bots are] reaching out to you (and your networks) in an effort to help amplify these efforts and make GLI.TC/H 2112 a reality.

GLI.TC/H 20111. Photo by Pete Ashton

Your donation will be use for the decimation of festival data, workshop materials, and resources for this year’s threads. Of course, the biggest incentive we can offer is you supporting GLI.TC/H 2112 in growing and developing the glitch art community.

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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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