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