Glitch Art with jonCates at Neutral Ground, 2013

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Jon Vaughn and I are really excited to be going to Regina this weekend to do a short audiovisual performance at Neutral Ground as part of a Glitch Art Symposium with jonCates. I have wanted to meet jonCates for a long time now, so I’m especially glad this is happening so close to Saskatoon.

The lineup for this weekend is incredible – it’s an international group that jonCates has put together whose work spans so many forms and references it is hard to count. Read on to see the whole lineup and a little treat from Jon and I!

For our performance, Jon Vaughn and I are going to be performing five short audiovisual ‘songs’ that we have been working on.  I don’t want to say too much more, but I will drop a suuuuuuuper tiny demo video here of one of the pieces.

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“Glitch Art Symposium with jonCates”

September 12 – 14, 2013

::::: About the symposium”Glitch Art With jonCates” is a thematic symposium taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan with visiting artist, Jon Cates (Chicago). The symposium, presented by Soil Media Suite, will include live and remote participation with artists and researchers working with glitch phenomena. The symposium will also include a production workshop, panel presentations, artist talks, University outreach, live performance, remote presentations utilizing NUMBERS.FM, Tumblr, and Facebook, interpretive projects and receptions.

A glitch is known as “a break in a technological flow that for a moment reveals its system. Though a glitch doesn’t have to be digital…it can be anything from a skipping CD….to compression artifacts during a video chat.” (extracted from GLI.TC/H conversations).

Glitch art has been described as being the “unexpected result of a malfunction”, and as a “spike or change in voltage in an electrical current” as the “aestheticization of digital or analog errors, such as artifacts and other “bugs”, by either corrupting digital code/data or by physically manipulating electronic devices (for example by circuit bending) (Wikipedia). The development of animated GIFs has been likened to early advancements in cinema an area of interest to Soil Digital Media Suite and its annual program dedicated to Expanded Cinema and practice led research. As a ‘new’ art form, glitch art is fertile territory for artists working with electronic media to research new intersections between the visible and remote forces of digital composition, communication, allegory and abstraction, perception and intention.

See at http://NUMBERS.FM/ and


jonCates is the Chair of the Film, Video, New Media & Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His projects are presented internationally in exhibitions and events in cities such as Aix-en-Provence, Austin, Berlin, Beijing, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Linz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Vienna and Warsaw as well as being widely available online. His research and writings appear online and in print publications from Gestalten, The Penn State University Press and Unsorted Books; and forthcoming publications from the MIT Press,
Intellect Books and The Chicago University Press. In 2005 he created the concept of Dirty New Media, a culture of what is now often known as Glitch Art.

jonCates at



jonCates - Road Trip

jonCates – Road Trip

(Photos courtesy of jonCates)

Schedule in brief

Thursday September 12 7:00 – 9:00

  • Workshop w/ Ian Campbell @ Neutral Ground Media Lounge

Friday September 13 12:00 noon

  • Art For Lunch w/ jonCates @ the U of R, Riddell Centre 050

Friday September 13 7:00 pm

  • Artist Talk w/ jonCates @ Neutral Ground Media Lounge. reception to follow

Saturday September 14, 1:00 – 4:00

  • Panel talk & round table @ Neutral Ground w/ Rebecca Caines (Chair) || David Gerhard || jonCates || Erik Rzepka || Shawne Holloway || Holly Lay

Saturday September 14, 8:00 pm

Presentation of new works (live and remote) @ Neutral Ground, reception to follow

  • yPHARAØHh_mMm4J!xXx. (YUNG PHARAØH AKA Kevin Carey || Ei Jane Janet
  • Lin && jonCates) ||
  • Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn ||
  • Absolute Value of Noise AKA Peter Courtemanche ||
  • Alan Sondheim ||
  • Antonio Roberts ||
  • ASCETICHARLOT AKA Patrick Quinn ||
  • Attraktor Zeros ||
  • Benjamin Gaulon ||
  • Glitchr ||
  • Ian Campbell ||
  • Jeff Kolar ||
  • Kim Asendorf ||
  • Nelson Diaz ||
  • Rozita Fogelman ||
  • Ryan Hill ||
  • stAllio! AKA Benjamin Berg ||
  • Systaime Alias Michaël Borras ||
  • YUNG PHARAØH AKA Kevin Carey ||

(Artist list subject to change)

Curated spaces dynamic before + during the event

::::: About the workshop

by Ian Campbell

This free workshop will take the participant through the steps required to explore the glitch in a visual way with their computers. We will be looking inside the various technologies that display video to the user and finding ways to undermine or dissect the smooth playback of moving images. We will be using a commercial vj application called CoGe that is available exclusively for the Mac platform. The workshop will take you through installing: the trial edition of the software, the necessary plugins for this workshop and sample video files. You will understand the basics of setting up the software to explore the glitch. By the end of the workshop you will have gained skills to employ these techniques in your own digital works (print, filmmaking, installation, performance etc).

Note to participants: It is not necessary but you will get much more out of this workshop if you can bring your own Mac laptop (os 10.6.8 and up).

Please call Joel Kovach to register: space is limited***

(306) 522-3066

Ian Campbell Links (art homepage) (filmblog) (3dprint/artblog)

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