WHAT IS GLITCH?
“Glitch” is a commonplace expression in computer- and networks terminology, meaning to slip, slide, an irregularity, a malfunction or a “little electrical error”. Glitch has been the main point of interest of Motherboard’s work throughout 2001.
We have approached the theme Glitch from two main points of view:
1: Glitch as an aesthetical direction in electronic art: an aesthetic that consciously uses and amplifies “errors” and “noise” in the realization of an artwork.
2: Glitch as an element in the creative process, where unexpected conflicts between hard- and software and people play an important part in generating the work itself. Here the Glitch is a driving force in the interplay of humans and machines, while the results fluctuate in a continuous temporal state of change, which may be adjusted or radically altered underway.