Coffee Cake Debate: Rags to Glitches
‘Glitch art is enshrined within digital, internet and popular culture, with its distorted and colourful aesthetics being regularly featured in blogs, festivals, music videos, exhibitions and games.
With it now being more commonplace, what can be done to develop it as a concept and aesthetic, and take it past being merely an image of a broken JPG or compression artifacts/datamoshing? Can it jump off the screen into other art forms? How can one glitch their own practice?’
For the next Coffee Cake Debate Home for Waifs And Strays has invited Antonio Roberts to guest host a debate on glitch art. This is going to be something really special, don’t miss out!
Antonio Roberts is a new-media artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. whose work focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. Since 2007 he has curated a number of exhibitions and projects including fizzPOP (2009 – 2010), GLI.TC/H Birmingham (2011), the Birmingham edition of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013) and Dirty New Media (2013).
As a performer and visual artist his work has been featured at galleries and festivals including Databit.me in Arles, France, Laptops Meet Musicians Festival in Venice, Italy, f(Glitch) at Stony Brook University, NY, glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern art in Chicago, IL, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, UK. He is currently an artist in residence at Univeristy of Birmingham where he researching remix culture.