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Fascination Friday: “Glitch Art”

July 26, 2013

You might want to call them “cross-channel,” because Phillip Stearns’ unique “Glitch Textiles” certainly blur the line between traditional and digital media!

Beginning in 2012 with a series of images created using rewired digital cameras  (visual circuit-bending, if you will) Stearns has taken this series a step further with elaborate woven tapestries of the same kinds of images.

The results are stunning, and create a stark juxtaposition between modern life and the simplicity of pre-computer times.  Between the conveyed chaos of the virtual static, and the contradiction of it playing out in such a soft, tactile form, you end up with a truly compelling body of work.