As technologies strive to become increasingly ubiquitous and invisibly integrated into our lives, glitches represent an interesting opportunity to reexamine the boundaries and communications between ourselves and machines. Glitch art confronts our technological anxieties, and continues the modernist and postmodernist fascination with representation and medium. An extension of remix culture, intentional glitching—or databending—presents an interesting new form for combining literature and visual art.
Stacey’s glitch art is created by inserting natural language into the code of image files in a process she calls “databending literature.” Her work seeks to combine the visual aesthetics of a piece with appropriate and meaningful text, often in the form of poetry, narrative, or other evocative language. Often, the work is difficult to document, as the art is in the process.
Additional information on databending literature can be found here.