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.

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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.

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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.

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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 at Flip Festival

GLI.TC/H presents screenings of corrupted, glitched and damaged videos as a preview of GLI.TC/H 2011 at Flip Festival in Wolverhampton, UK on 29th October. This free screening will take place at 9:30pm in the Atrium of Lighthouse Media Centre (FB event link)

Featuring videos from the likes of idrioema, a.billmiller, minuek, KOKOFREAKBEAN, and more!

Established in 2004 Flip is an eclectic mix of all things animation. Based in the heart of the Midlands the festival provides a wide range of experiences from educational workshops for young people to experimental animation for grown ups; from industry led panels to feature film screenings and from international showcases and retrospectives of short films to spotlights on animation studios.

GLI.TC/H will be coming to Birmingham, UK, on November 19th! Look out for more news soon!

Interview with Imperica – Celebrating Imperfection

I was interviewed by Imperica recently about GLI.TC/H coming to Birmingham.

Caca on Imperica

For the viewer, appreciating Glitch art inevitably depends on the form that the work takes, and an understanding of the work not being “broken” but a new construction in itself. Glitched artwork “… can be beautiful, but it can also be chaotically noisy. It isn’t just an hour of TV static or hard noise. They have a narrative; they tell a story in some way. I want the viewer to see the value in things that are corrupted, bent, and broken.”

Go read it now!

GLI.TC/H comes to the world on the following dates:

  • Chicago_USA: Nov 4-6 2011
  • Amsterdam_NL: Nov 11-12 2011
  • Birmingham_UK: Nov 19 2011

GLI.TC/H 2011 – This website does not supply identity information

My bumper for GLI.TC/H 2011. Download the Pure Data patch that made this and make your own!

Discuss it with others on the Pure Data forum.

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I’ve also recently started making diagrams of my Pure Data patches. I hope they go some way to helping people learn Pure Data

GLI.TC/H bumper Pure Data patch

Pretty pictures

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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