> blue x80
Upcoming Event : >> 18-21 october 2018 <<
Why does my screen go blue when things go wrong ?
Blue has invaded our digital lives with a strong symbolism and its expressive nuances. As citizens of the internet today, we all know the difference between a problematic blue and a blue designed to make up the safe space of a social network.
\x80 is the max() quantity of hexadecimal blue >> from loose cables, the color of wikipedia links, to the iconic “blue screen of death” (BSOD), blue represents a default setting, a fallback option when all other blues fail.
Blue \x80 strives to start over, pushing to the fore the relationship we have with machines without proprietary interface, thus leaving room for a free association between physical and digital bodies.
> the cloud factory
from blue screens to clouded skies, a live corruption performance takes place as the public transits through unearthed life cycles of abandoned projects and forgotten innovations. affective artifacts rise and fall, deconstructing attentional biases and provoking feelings of nostalgia from unstable times that were // are // or have yet to come.
though the constant search for complete transparency brings newer, better media, every one of these new and improved techniques will always have their own fingerprints of imperfection.
- rosa menkman
in this performance I choose to push these fingerprints to the fore and emphasize on the positive consequences of these glitches as a deviant base for creation.
> a growing playground, a vast and diverse garden of accidents that nobody deems worthy to [recycle||save]
- 01.06.2018 / the cloud factory @ Hop&Source → Bar Gallia in Paris, France ↗
- 28.03.2018 / the cloud factory @ ReFrag.Cradle-to-Grave → in Paris, France ↗
- 17.02.2018 / the cloud factory @ Screenshot | Fanzine Party → nogozon in Paris, France ↗
- 14.12.2017 / the cloud factory @ Wintercap Cap Digital → le Hasard Ludique in Paris, France
- 11.12.2017 / the cloud factory @ apérOYÉ → Madame Louis in Paris, France
- 12.10.2017 / the cloud factory @ / fu:bar/_2017 → Siva Galerija in Zagreb, Croatia
\ booking \ firstname.lastname@example.org
> rejecting instruction
We experience life and evolve through digital spaces that hold less and less meaning to us every day. As we are acting everyday more like them, our quest to understand the machines who encrypt our data has become closer to an identity crisis.
rejecting instruction is a remix of Eames Office’s “A Computer Glossary”, an educational short film that was shown for the first time in 1968 at the IBM Corporation’s Hemisfair pavilion.
The film is characteristic of the 70s approach to computer science: using oversimplified metaphors and dated american clichés. We feel this source material is overdue for parody and reexamination.
As glitch artists, we scoff at well structured algorithmics, disguised information & behaviorism induction, we would like to remind the world that computer science is not exact, but that it is a playground of malfunctions and emotions that even cold steel hearted machines can hold and share with human beings.
This project was led by the EG community,
Exquisite Glitch is a self managed social media based community, it is open to anyone around the world who enjoys glitch art aesthetic and exquisite cadavers (from the french cadavres exquis).
Every few months, a member steps up with an idea, then coordinating and curating a new round from the source to the final montage.
The productions of each round wildly vary in content, medium, and diffusion; from digital image collages, video game texture packs to full-length movies, the works of the community are often published online, but have also on occasion been printed or projected in museums, galleries, hacklabs and independent art spaces around Europe.
featured artists :
Брюс Проблеми - Digital Ruins - Dream Doctor - Entropywave - flvz - GenerateMe
György Ulrich - Holographic Thought Process - j3d1n4 - Jo FRGMNT Grys - John Bumstead
Jozes Aquiler - Kaermack Polewska - Kaspar Ravel - M Reinhardt - Monoskop - Prntrror - PulledFrop
Roberto Malano - Samuel Dumez - Suture - v3d.space - vividvivi - XanderofXanadu - music by 自決 9 6
- 10.04.2018 / rejecting instruction → Exquisite Glitch