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“The notion of glitch is also present in other realms of contemporary culture, where the reuse and remix of existing elements into something new is fundamental.”

Have you ever been in the process of crafting something when an aspect goes wrong but somehow you enjoy it more than your initial idea?

*cue the introduction into  _-_/G  L !TcH..> art *

Which piece do you find more aesthetically pleasing? (see below).

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’13’ courts 01 (2007-2012) Ward Roberts 
1947 film noir, Nora Prentiss glitch by Hugh Manon

What about now…

Is your answer still the same?

A reinvention of the original image is made. This as a result changes the definition of its initial art-form (from photography to glitch art). It is no longer simply a photograph but now a short animation with multiple digital layers. The aesthetics have also altered, from pastels to several colour schemes. The still image is now brought to life through its conversion into a different medium. By changing mediums, the piece itself has differing effects on you. As an image – there is no interaction but as an animation the audience are active observers.

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I’ve made my own piece of glitch art (below). Initially, it was a painting from many centuries ago and now it’s transformed into a digital animation within the present century.

Tweet me @sophemacy what you think.



  1. I love this blog post. You really get straight to the point and draw the audience in by asking them what they feel about the images you’ve provided. I feel it could have flowed a bit better in the way that I found myself reading it then having to read it again to put it together because the images/art broke it up a little too much? This could just be me. If i was doing it, even having the images a little bit smaller could improve the flow, at the moment they’re a bit big and take away from the text because it is so small.
    Love your glitch art, I’ll be attempting some of my own today!

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  2. AMAZING! Sophie, you really have a deep understanding of new age crafts! The glitch video you created is incredible. Yet again I wish to see you writing more, I find your style so engaging. I am also curious as to why you chose the image to glitch, and the accompanying song? is there any hidden meaning behind that? Yet again another fantastic blog.

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  3. WOW Sophie your blog is so inspirational for a fellow #BCM112 student like me!
    I love your glitch art, I think it’s so awesome. Please keep blogging regularly & maybe tell your audience why you chose to make the digital artefacts you make. 🙂

    Keep up the great work, can’t wait to see more!

    -Georgia Gray xo


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