Blaire Haslop, 'Glitching Future Cities'


Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from March 11-April 1
Time Varies
Free; $5 opening reception; $10 closing reception.
Art, Galleries

Sometimes mistakes can be inspiring and beautiful. This is part of the idea behind glitch art, a quirky art form that requires something to go wrong before creativity begins. When a computer freezes or the screen becomes oddly pixelated, most of us see headaches. For glitch artists, this type of malfunction is an opportunity for inspiration. These technological fails can be saved in a document for further manipulation, or turned into a sound file to be sampled. If you want to go old school, tape a bunch of magnets to a VCR, pop a tape in, and see what happens. This weekend at Gamut Gallery, over 90 artists from around the world will share the fruits of their intentionally error-filled efforts. There will also be workshops for those who would like to learn how to make their own art. The opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, will include music from DJs, while the closing reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 31, features live glitch-art music curated by Alex Kmett and visuals by Steve Killingbeck.