Semiotics of Glitch Artistic Practice

  • ©ISEA2016: 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Griffin Byron, Semiotics of Glitch Artistic Practice
  • Lady’s Glove, 2014, Laetitia Sonami, live performance © Laetitia Sonami


Session Title:

  • Glitch

Presentation Title:

  • Semiotics of Glitch Artistic Practice




  • Abstract (short paper)

    Glitch art is typically described as a kind, or style, of production error: “accidental” (caused or found) mistakes in the production or translation of a digital work. However, much of glitch is created using intended errors, or even simulations of error, created via reproducible means. The latter defines glitch aesthetics, as distinct from glitch production. This paper explores the semiotics of various types of glitch in the context of a fluctuating artistic practice.

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