|In fear of codifying something that I feel is still very much in development and realizing itself I hesitantly use the label glitch art. Glitch art does have an identity. It is specific, however, glitch art is not complete. It remains open-ended and denies codification in its form.
Glitch art is often aestheticized and fetishized technological [human] errors or anticipated accidents that can produce unintended [desired] results.
Glitch art can function as a microcosm for new media art, exemplifying all of its potential in foregrounding critical relationships to digital culture and/or culture in general.
Glitch art opens up a new, potentially democratic, space for aesthetic and conceptual dialogue with respect to our amorphous identities in our new digital ecology. This space can allow us to critically address our relationship to technology, the role it plays in our society and the effect it has on communication, the aggregation and decimation of information. Glitch art attacks the technological conventions that have been assumed, and the media systems that have been assimilated, by popular culture and subvert the slick, sterile, and seemingly perfect surface of technologies propagated by special interests. Consequently a mutual threat is posed between these new technologies/upgrades which seek to nullify glitches and the glitches which attempt to expose these technologies/imposed systems.