Glitch Series

Goodwin, Mitch (2011) Glitch Series.

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Abstract

The most contemporary of images are digital artifacts. In its purest form the digital image is a high rez, perfectly realized fantasy of the Hollywood Dream Machine or the Personal Mega-Pixel Reality Cam. Yet, here the signal is broken/reconfigured into a new humble aesthetic form. The Glitch. The Macro Mesh. Both machine created and corporeal interventions. In most cases the manipulation/disturbance/interference of the signal produces per chance something new and unexpected... and perhaps, for the time being, something real.

Research Statement

Research Background With the emergence of mechanical devices to capture and display images a disruptive machine aesthetic emerged in contemporary art - from the interference of radio transmissions, the manipulation of film stock, the intervention of external forces on screen resolution, image data and colour representation. With the introduction of the computer - and more significantly video cards capable of high resolution image reproduction - it was inevitable that this practice would evolve further in the digital realm.
Research Contribution The most recent aesthetic explorations of these techniques have been the practice - or non-intended consequence - of machine intervention most notably glitch art, circuit bending and data-moshing. Goodwin's "Glitch Series" explores the first of these modes of machine disruption using a simple video playback device and screen capture software to capture and preserve these random unintended image disruptions.
Research Significance In light of Goodwin's exploration of the Gothic High-tech nature of 20th century image making this series of images focuses on the playback and distortion of dystopian documentary, film and television programs. The machine error - or glitch - which can occur during the playback of MP4 video files is captured in real time thereby preserving a unique moment in the playback of not only the frame captured but data leakage from the frames preceding and following the frame. This process is in contrast to the careful constructions of Goodwin's "Dark Euphoria" series of prints in which the artist is responsible for the manipulation of the image data.
Item ID: 26503
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Digital Image Files
Keywords: dark euphoria, glitch, data moshing, digital media, new aesthetic
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 04:35
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190203 Electronic Media Art @ 60%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication @ 50%
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