Updated: Oct 19
On October 4, 2023, the pulse of NYC's vibrant art scene resonated from Station 3. "Glitched Out" wasn't just another event; it was a sensory voyage into the heart of digital chaos. Live demos illuminated the screen, while a panel of aficionados delved into the essence of the glitch. This video encapsulates the rich diversity of the glitch realm, as over 30 trailblazing artists unravel their unique interpretations and allow us to peer into their unique version of gltich. Join us as we immerse ourselves in a digital tapestry where pixels falter and colors intertwine. The realm of the expected gets disrupted, and artistry thrives in every imperfection.
Glitch brings unexpected encounters through our idiosyncratic and tacit relationship with machines. While these events can bring insight and discovery, I believe we should allow the glitch and noise artifacts to speak for themselves as we acknowledge the co-creativity (and lack of control) that arises in such experimental processes.
Distorted pixels echoing distorted perceptions - each glitched image is an emotional heartbeat of a neurodivergent life, a collision of autistic specificity and ADHD spontaneity, each buckling of structure, each errant line a brushstroke in this Chaotic masterpiece of my existence. This is not an art of defects; my art is a declaration of my neural divergence.
Glitch is capturing a moment , a transmission or frequency that exists between the moments.
IG @chazzgold X @chazz_gold
I FELT IT ALL
Glitch means free will to me - what a normal person sees as a malfunction.
IG @danielchideraart_ X @danielchideraa
Dawnia aka Letsglitchit LetsFixIt 2023 Glitch art is the universe surprising itself IG @letsglitchit X @letsglitchit
Drain dc_95 2023 Glitch is the loss of control over a piece. embracing all aspects of a medium. IG @draincain X @draincain
We Are The Moon
Glitch art to me is fundamentally any art that disrupts a system intentionally in an unexpected way - technological, sociological, language, visual perception, etc. Glitches question and break the perceived dogmatic infallibility of the world around us and within us to reveal the true functionality. Even DNA - the basis of life on our planet - was sculpted over the eons in a series of glitches.
IG @empress_trash X @EmpressTrash
To me, glitch gives this feeling of freedom similar to watercolor. The lack of predictability means you are less confined by creative boundaries and artistic expectations. It represents all of the challenges in life that leave us feeling broken inside, and yet it is a good reminder that there is beauty within the chaos.
IG @epicthundercat X @epicthundercat
To me, glitch is an error, something that is broken and malfunctioning. But there is a lot of beauty there, and we can use these malfunctions to create our art.
IG @ex_mortal_ X @ex_mortal_
Glitch is disruption. Glitch does not conform. Glitch is the resilience of true beauty.
IG @hmtimm X @heathertimm
Indigo In Need
Glitch for me means the vitality - error is a indication of life and humanity. Only machine can be precise, nothing is symetric, everything is somehow glitchy. So yeah I feel like glitch is sort of view on the life itself
IG @ina.vare X @ina_vare
Glitch art, in particular, resonates deeply with me. The random, imperfect, and fast-paced nature of glitch art mirrors the essence of mania itself.
Lordess Drop into Bars
Marjan Moghaddam and David Henry Nobody Jr
Glitch Protrait of David As Shroom Head
In my art practice, I work with Glitch in two ways: 1) Glitch is to the technological what mutation is to genetics. 2) Glitch is the technological version of the 'accidents in the studio' that sparked entire art movements
IG @marjan_moghaddam_artist X @TheMarjan
MetalheaD (Scott Sholder)
Glitchpocalypse Part 2 - Demonic Takeover HD
glitch means having the ability to change reality and make images of everyday things into extraordinary fantasies. My practice as an artist is experimental and generally involves the extreme modification of my photographs, and glitch effects have become a central way in which I express my thoughts, dreams, nightmares, and stories.
Glitch is the re-assembly of information into new language. It is the process of peeling back the 4th wall of the computer. Glitch creates new ways of seeing what was otherwise hidden. IG @micah_alhadeff
a digital heartbeat. Something that makes art alive.
IG @tehno_miking X @miking_t
The Poetic Engineer
to me glitch means error, mutation, seed for change, the source of constant evolution. embracing glitch aesthetics is to embrace a brave new digital world - it is errorneous because it is life. IG @the.poet.engineer X @poetengineer__
DCT:SYPHONING. The 64th Interval.
IG @_menkman X @_menkman
MY ADVERSARIAL FRIEND
THIS PIECE AND SOME OTHERS IN THAT SERIES ARE HOMAGES TO THE BITCOIN WILD WEST AND ANON PERSONALITIES THAT FREQUENT THE SPACE.
IG @robness_v2 X @ROBNESSOFFICIAL
Sci Fi Kai
Glitch is the opposite of image enhancement. It's playful distortion, aesthetic whimsy via error introduction
IG @sci_fi_kai Skull
The Last FIAT
Glitch is imperfection in motion. Ever-changing, evolving, chaos with purpose. It allows for an opportunity to look at art from a different perspective and challenge the concept most people have of what art is. As someone who considers himself rather broken and imperfect, I find glitch to be the one vehicle for expression that gives me a voice that feels honest and genuine and resonates with who I am.
Sky Goodman Night Time Swim 2023 Glitch is about shaking things up to create new meaning by exploiting hardware and software in ways it was not intended to be used. IG @sci_fi_mascara X @SkyGoodman4
You Take Over My Breathing
This piece resides in the Bijoux collection.
Glitch is to bend, break, rearrange and hack. It is to transmute and transform; an unceasing alchemy. Glitch is to change oneself - to be freed from the rigid constraints of a world too afraid to be born.
IG @somfay X @s0mfay
Blood on The Leaves 2022 To me, a glitch is anything that transforms the output of any signal in a way that’s often unanticipated and hard to predict. Organized forms of chaos. IG @supreme.us X @SupremeHint
The Visceral Glitch
Glitch rides the line between dimensions and reality. Broken images, fractured data, come together to forge a new landscape where imperfections aren't hidden but celebrated. It's where the cracks in the facade let the light in, revealing a beauty in chaos that we rarely glimpse in our neatly ordered world.
IG @thevisceralglitch X @GlitchVisceral
The Visceral Glitch and Chazz Gold
Glitch away to another dimensions where pixelated landscapes shift, characters defy physics, and the boundaries of reality collide into each other. IG @chazzgold
The Visceral Glitch and MAXXIMILLIAN VaporBreak 2023 A vibrant tribute to the emergence of our new era, this digital artwork celebrates the aesthetics of Vaporwave with a bold and colorful palette. Drawing upon the colorful neon lights of Cyberpunk and the drippy ease of Synthwave, it offers a unique fusion of distinct styles that come together to delight us. The photography, the art, the music and the glitch work creates a seamless blend of all aesthetics, painting the viewer with neon in a color palette is as bold and colorful as the 80s themselves. IG @imaxximillian X @maxximillian
Tipi ᐆᑕ ôta 2023 I want to see how we can evolve our story telling w glitch. I am also excited to see how glitch evolves as technology does . I also love to see others use repurposed technology in art as an ethos that speaks to sustainability for me.
Glitch in Stone
Finding the beauty in visual noise
People often associate glitches with mistakes, something that shouldn’t have happened. Something is broken. But in reality, mistakes often happen. That doesn’t mean something is broken though. If we embrace the glitch we can see the beautiful things chaos can create.