THE RADICAL CAPACITY OF GLITCH ART

monkey-3bw-e1385489195449FULL ARTICLE: THE RADICAL CAPACITY OF GLITCH ART: EXPRESSION THROUGH AN AESTHETIC ROOTED IN ERROR

The nature of glitch may also give it a subversive power over commercialization, which in turn can be intentionally harnessed by artists to create statements to this effect. The fear of the uncontrollable and the chaotic, which stand contrary to the monumentalism of corporate structure, can act as stimuli for glitch as a potential mode of radical art. Since glitch artists do not fundamentally rely on a presence of purpose or a stylistic vocabulary, glitch contains no hierarchies, no agendas, no totalitarian truth.  From its origins as passive commentary on the encounter of technological error, glitch art has gained a vocabulary capable of more deliberate criticism and, by finding relevance across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for broader discussion surrounding its artistic and social contexts.


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