Circuit-bent jigsaw #5 (of 6)

United Kingdom

Size: 20.5 H x 28.7 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Collage: Found Objects on Cardboard and Other.

This work is the fifth of six randomised-jigsaw-generation performances executed over a six-week period during February-March 2015 (the subject of my residency at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK, listed in the Guardian Guide). Circuit-bent jigsaw #5 was generated on Friday, 6th March 2015, between 10.52:05 and 15.37:35 and a single conceptual glitch was observed at B36.

Circuit-bent jigsaw is a practical and theoretical journey into glitch-art and the processes involved in circuitbending and databending via the medium of traditional jigsaws.

It investigates two levels of glitch. Firstly, it replicates these digital processes of randomisation in a non-digital medium - something which could be termed "aesthetic glitch art". This is what glitch art would look like if it had been invented by the Victorians.

Secondly, and more importantly, the piece explores the deeper level of "conceptual glitch" - the genuinely accidental occurrence of glitches in the process which can have a visible effect on the image. This, of course, must not be forced, or it could no longer be considered a true glitch.

The jigsaws were generated by the throw of the dice in weekly 6-hour long performances. Documention and exploration of the process can be found at
A short film about the project by SIX Project Space can be seen here:

N.B. Largest print size is closest to actual size.

Keywords: Durational, Process, Puzzle, Random, Databending, Conceptual, Data, Analog, Digital, Circuitbending, Glitch, Jigsaw

Subjects: Science/Technology

Styles: Abstract, Conceptual, Documentary, Portraiture, Modern

Mediums: Found Objects

Materials: Cardboard, Other

Prints: Science/Technology Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Found Objects Art Prints, Cardboard Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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