Glitch Moment/ums video

Here’s one that I nearly forgot to share. Back in June I was part of the Glitch Moment/ums exhibition at Furtherfield. I was there to perform at the opening, where they also shot a lil’ video that includes me waving my arms around franticly talking about some glitch stuff:

You can read some of Rosa Menkman‘s thoughts behind the exhibition in this interview with we make money not art:

The title of the exhibition ‘Glitch Moment/ums’ references ‘the Glitch Moment(um)’ book I released in 2011. In this book I describe how my first encounter with a piece of glitch art came hand in hand with a feeling of shock. What had once been a first person shooter was now a broken, pixelated vortex of confusion (Jodi, Untitled Game, 2006). I was lost and in awe, trying to come to terms with an experience that seemed unforgivable. But finally, these ruins of expected functionality revealed a new opportunity, a spark of creative energy that showed that something new had taken shape. I felt questions emerge; what is this utterance, and how was it created? Is this perhaps …a glitched video environment? But once I had named the glitch, the momentum -the glitch- was gone …and in front of my eyes suddenly a new form had emerged.

Glitch Moment/ums Opening Event

The opening event for Glitch Moment/ums took place on 8th June at Furtherfield Gallery. In addition to being blessed with great weather (and Stone Roses playing on the same grounds), the opening, I felt, was very successful!

My performance appeared to go down well with the audience and happened without any unwanted glitches. I’ll do a video recording of it soon, and no doubt Furtherfield will have some video documentation of the day themselves.

Regarding the works in the exhibition, I was/am very impressed with the selection! I like to see (glitch) work that ventures off the screen as I feel this is an area that hasn’t been explored as much as screen-based glitches have. In fact, videos are in the minority at this exhibition!

Anyways, some photos of the works below and on Flickr, all by Furtherfield.

Antonio Roberts' glitch performance

Glitch Moment/ums exhibition

Glitch Moment/ums Opening Event - 08 June 2013

Further Abstract by Alma Alloro

Glitch Moment/ums Opening Event - 08 June 2013

untitled [screencaptures] (2010) by Melissa Barron

Thanks to Roͬͬ͠͠͡͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠sͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠aͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠ Menkman everyone at Furtherfield for having me as part of this exhibition ^_^.

The exhibition continues until 28th July. If you’re in London you should see it.