SuperByte 2014 – Glitch Art Workshop

I’ll be returning to SuperByte for their 2014 festival between 11-13th September, although this time I’ll be delivering a glitch art workshop instead of performing.


In this part theory, part practice workshop, hellocatfood will take you through a brief history of glitches, noise, and their impact on art, music and popular culture. The practical side of the workshop will delve into the common techniques utilised by glitch artists, such as hacking codecs, modifying hardware and repurposing commonly used software.

For the practical part of the workshop you’ll need a laptop/computer (Mac/Windows/Linux) with the following software installed: GIMP, Audacity & a good text editor such as Notepad++, TextEdit or Gedit.

Depending on time and interest from participants, we may be able extend software covered. If possible, please have installed: Processing, Pure Data, ffmpeg/libav, Imagemagick, Inkscape & Blender.

All of the software required for this workshop is freely available, and there’ll also be some toys on hand for you to experiment with.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet there’s still time to get cheap ones by supporting their Kickstarter campaign. Remember, if you pledge £45 you get some artwork from me as well!

SuperByte 2014 Kickstarter Campaign

After a very successful 2nd year SuperByte Festival will be back for 2014 from September 11-13th.


Just like last year they’re making use of a Kickstarter campaign to raise initial funds to ensure the festival can go ahead. With £1890 already raised they’re looking to raise £2500 by March 5th. By pledging your support you’re essentially getting cheap early-bird tickets and a whole load of swag goodies! By pledging £45 you get:

  • An Early Bird Weekend Ticket
  • Live at SuperByte 2013 album download code
  • SuperByte 2014 album download code
  • SuperByte sticker set
  • T-shirt designed by pixel art legend KeFF
  • *drumroll* Exclusive set of 4 glitch art postcards designed by me!

Awesome Paint!

Awesome Paint!

Awesome Paint!

Awesome Paint!

Awesome Paint!

I designed these cards specifically for the SuperByte kickstarter campaign, so if you want ’em and all the other awsomeness go and spend your money now!