In music, the glitch has been raised to an esteemed position with it's own genre. However, there has been very little activity of this manor in the practice of the visual arts. This current series of paintings and digital works is an attempt to capture the visual manifestations of the glitch in today's pixel perfect computer realizations of our natural and man made environments within the virtual spaces of digital photography, digital film and the video game
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Numbers Stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin. They generally broadcast voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters (sometimes using a radio alphabet), tunes or morse code. - Wikipedia
This is a collaborative piece with Ben Walker as part of the Contextual Villains Collaborative.
The audio track is compiled from two samples of number station broadcasts. One layer is of a woman sounding out numbers at random in Polish, another of a man speaking Russian. I used a segment of Steve Reich's 'Sextet (Part III) with Members of Nexus' and finally an abstract sound scape I made using Reason v4.