Why do you think the internet is also affecting art so much recently?
Everyone can now have their say online, people can voice their opinions 24/7. It’s a big part of how people socialise today and is at everybody’s fingertips. It makes sense that it’s affecting art as people tend to work from what they know and experience, what surrounds them. What’s more, people in turn are being socialised by the internet, with the formation of trends in aesthetics and even vocabulary. Anything of such social influence will always be an appealing subject for artists.
Your new exhibition, Smack My Glitch Up, is focused on glitch art becoming a cultural trend. Why do you think pop culture has become obsessed with the disruption of digital image?
Aesthetics are a big part of it, as well as the idea of capturing a transient moment of disruption- that minute mistake- and elongating it, making it the primary focus. The distortion in a glitch nicely contrasts the perfection normally seen in digital images.
What are your favourite examples of glitch art?
I particularly like the developer Peter Norby’s iOs map images, he documents glitches in the maps on his Flickr. Plus any natural glitch that you see IRL, on walls from chipped paint, or on rainy days, the iridescence of water merging with oil on the road. Also, obviously the artists work in the show, they’re all super talented.