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Glitches in time and space

• 2023-10-06 - 2023-10-13 • within MFRU FUBAR × MFRU screening • Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor [SI]

Glitches are the microcosms of a world in flux. In a society increasingly defined by its digital veneer, glitch art serves as both a rupture and revelation, unmasking the imperfections that lie beneath a (seemingly) polished surface. Always exposing the complexities of traditional structures in a highly digitized and surveilled world, pixel by pixel, frame by frame, on an almost metaphysical journey. The works selected from the /’fu:bar/ festival’s archives (2021&2022) delve into the intricacies of transitional states—be it between forms, mediums, or (conceptual) realms. Each piece is a testament to the ongoing dialogue between the tactile past and the digital present, a meticulous exploration of this convergence.

  1. toutramada [PT], niilismo digital [05’09”, 2022]
  2. Eddie Lohmeyer [US], An interval Among Death and Dream [05’17”, 2020]
  3. magiklantern [KZ], :\eclipsed [03’34”, 2016]
  4. Semiosphera [IT/EU], Shrine v2.4.5 [03’00”, 2017]
  5. Artiom Constantinov [IT], The Cost of Lies [08’10” 2020]

Artists:

toutramada is a young artist based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work acquires form through the most various media including digital and glitch art, experimental photography and video. The uniqueness of her work relies on breaking several rules of depending on just one media, doing it by constantly mixing traditional and digital mediums. Growing up away from the chaos of packed cities and people, surrounded by nature and constantly reading, she started looking at things from a very distanced and critical view, questioning habits and things such as people’s dependance of their online presence, loss and memory and the symbiotic relationship between human beings and machines.
https://toutramada.tumblr.com/

Eddie Lohmeyer is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. His research explores aesthetic and technical developments within histories of digital media, with an emphasis on video games and their relationship to the avant-garde. His book Unstable Aesthetics: Game Engines and the Strangeness of Modding is now available through Bloomsbury Press. Using deconstructive approaches such as glitch, physical modifications to hardware, and assemblage, his installations, sculpture, and video have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at 1308 Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Ground Level Platform (Chicago, IL), the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia and the 2021 Milan Machinima Festival. Drawing from occult mysticism, Zen Buddhism, and art history, Lohmeyer’s art explores the intersections among human perception, digital technologies, and modes of spiritual abstraction. Through experimental film, video installation, sculpture, and interactive methods, his media interventions aim to reconsider our habitual encounters with digital technologies through uncanny and often transcendent interfaces and screens. The playfully ironic encounters with these strange media forms unveil normal attitudes and perceptions toward digital technologies that have become a mundane co-extension of our bodies, while questioning knowledge frameworks in contemporary networked culture through which we perceive and sense the world.
https://vimeo.com/eddielohmeyer

magiklantern (Nicole Elaine Baker Peterson) is an American born experimental filmmaker and transmedia artist, working between digital glitch video and analog film. She is a some-time programmer and the founder of the live-stream experimental film series Media Monsters (twitch.tv/media_monsters). Her award winning work has been exhibited globally, from the CICA Museum in South Korea, to the streets of Mexico City, to a yacht docked in Santa Monica, CA. She is currently living in and making new work in Astana, Kazakhstan.
http://www.magiklantern.com

Provided with different backgrounds, Francesca Giuliani and Lino Mocerino have a natural interest in the intersection of Art, Technology and Science. Their procedural semiotic ground aims to prime processes across different media and languages, so that the system’s inner entropy sparks into new emerging properties. While they enjoy to experiment with creative technology, their UI are mentioned by the University of Plymouth, their AV works appear across various festivals and, under the mark of project-based research, they are into EU awarded networks as well as participatory designs.
https://www.semiosphera.eu/

Artiom Constantinov is an audio-visual artist who explores glitch, sound deterioration and noise as sonic material, in combination with audio-reactive generative visuals. In his compositions he often deals with social themes related to the environment, the alienation of the individual and the effects of capitalism.
https://artiomconstantinov.wordpress.com/

Curator:

Ras Alhague is a Polish digital artist and photographer whose work explores the themes of sexuality, gender, and identity. Their work incorporates elements of fetishism and digital distortion as a means of re-appropriating power dynamics that have historically governed representations of the human form in art.
https://www.rasalhague.art/


This program is part of a collaboration between the MFRU [SI] × Fubar [HR] festivals., financially supported by the Kultura nova Foundation and the City of Zagreb.

Image credit: a still from An Interval Among Death and Dream by Eddie Lohmeyer

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