Let me do a thinking blog rant okay?
I recently joined Newhive.
(it’s literally a doll maker for web art)
I’ve been going through my old shit and here is my 5 years of glitch tag.
Takashi Murata made Pink Dot in 2007. Cory Arcangel and Paper Rad had a show at Deitch project 5 years before that.
I like using glitch as a method of collage history/art theory, but I don’t know if that’s relevant anymore. Glitch is also a great metaphor/extension of the emotional/familiar self. But more and more it is just the pretty new aesthetic. If I kept making work like this it would go into a realm of art making I don’t want to be a part of. I don’t want to make cool visuals, I want to make thoughtful visuals. I also don’t know how much irony I want to convey, and I hate overly academic (read: inaccessible) works. I asked Shana Moulton about sincerity once and she said treading the line is the best spot to be probably. I want to abandon these social network sites because I think it hinders creative agency on the web, but also I love the audience I’ve met in these places. It’s all a scale in my head, broken by the fact that I need to make rent and buy food.
Anyway, I made Dithered Weirdos as a way to bookmark thoughtful digital artists (and some just weird stuff too, but who can say where the line is).