My interest in Glitch art came about whilst watching the film ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ by Director Godfrey Reggio featuring a superb soundtrack composed by Philip Glass. The file I was watching had been corrupted in some places causing the distortions seen below. I felt that this style of distortion would be advantageous to my studies of landscapes.

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I came upon the documentary ‘The Art of Glitch‘ and decided to try my own hand at creating a few glitch pieces.

Blue sky with white cloud
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Glitch Cloud 1 – 2015 – Digital
Blue sky with white cloud
Glitch Cloud 2 – 2015 Digital Interestingly this occurred during upload rather than with any intent. This image was meant to be Glitch Cloud 1 but the way in which wordpress reads this jpg is obviously slightly different to the program I was using.
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Glitch Cloud 3 – 2015 – Digital
Blue sky with white cloud
Glitch Cloud 4 – 2015 – Digital Much like ‘Glitch Cloud 2’ this image was meant to just be what number 3 is, however something changed in the upload process resulting in a new image being created.

After feeling like I had some kind of knowledge of how things may change when altering a jpg by converting it to a .txt file, deleting parts of text and then converting it back to .jpg, I tried the technique out on a photo of my own.

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Barbican 25_ – 2015 – Digital

The outline created as well as the shifting of the building’s base are my favourite parts. This is definitely a piece that I feel has been successful and I intend to use ideas from this to inform my paintings.

Evidence (Glitch Collage) – 2015 – Acrylic Paint

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