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Glitch Art

An exploration in breaking and rearranging digital images. I was drawn to the notion of the latent image in digital photography and its potential to communicate with the viewer. A glitched image is like an ruin, it is fragmented and distanced from its original function, but still retains an allure that borders on nostalgia. For this series I used glitched photographs of an abandoned swimming hole in rural Knox County by opening the images in a text editing tool and splicing snippets of photo theory into the code. I then printed the glitched images as digital negatives and made cyanotype prints to further distance the reproduced image from the latent, as well as poke at the irony of a digitally altered image printed in a traditional wet process.

glitched image of rural swimming hole
cyanotype print of glitched image of rural swimming hole
glitched image of rural swimming pool
cyanotype print of glitched image of rural swimming pool
glitched image of rural diving board
cyanotype print of glitched image of rural diving board