FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM
GLITCH: [from German `glitschen' to slip, via Yiddish 'glitshen', to slide or skid]. A surge of current or a spurious electrical signal; also, in extended use, a sudden short-lived irregularity in behavior. The outcome of a glitch is unknown.
We have approached
the theme Glitch from two main points of view:
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.
SYMPOSIUM AND PERFORMANCE EVENT
GLITCH therefore comprises of an intense weekend of talks and performances, with an emphasis on Live Art. For the sake of clarity we first divided these into two categories, Performance Events and Symposium, but, just for the record, these distinctions may not be so apparent when Glitch is put into practice.