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Last chance to see: Glitch Moment/ums

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Last chance to see: Glitch Moment/ums

Time: July 28, 2013 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Furtherfield Gallery
Street: McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.furtherfield.org/g…
Phone: 0208 802 2827
Event Tag: hacking, activism, glitch, art, exhibition, technology
Posted By: Furtherfield Gallery
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2013

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Event Description

Curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield.

Featuring Alma Alloro, Melissa Barron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott.

Opening Event: Saturday 8 June 2013, 2-5pm
Exhibition ends Sunday 28 July 2013
Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm

Glitches are commonly understood as malfunctions, bugs or sudden disruptions to the normal running of machine hardware and computer networks. Artists have been tweaking these technologies to deliberately produce glitches that generate new meanings and forms. The high-speed networks of creation and distribution across the Internet have provided the perfect compost to feed this international craze. This exhibition shows various approaches by artists hacking familiar hardware and their devices which include mobile phones, and kindles. They disrupt both the softwares and the digital artefacts produced by these softwares whether it be in the form of video, sound and woven glitch textiles.

Glitch art subverts the way in which we are supposed to relate to technology, causing playful, imaginative disruptions. It is a low-tech and dirty media approach with a punk attitude. These artists appropriate the medium and forge expressions that go beyond what the mainstream art world expects artists to do, it is unstoppable - it is Glitch Moment/ums.

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