Friday, June 22, 2012

Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (Newly Commissioned Artwork by Mark Amerika)

It's June 22, 2012, and we're soft-launching my new art commission, the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics. Here's a remix of the PR floating around the Web right now:

The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA) is the latest work in Mark Amerika's collaborative series of transmedia narratives. MOGA tells the story of The Artist 2.0, an online persona whose personal mythology and body of digital artworks are rapidly being canonized into the annals of art history. The piece traces the life of the artist and his ongoing commitment to a practice of "glitch aesthetics" that leads to the museum of the title. MOGA features a wide array of artworks intentionally corrupted by technological processes including net art, digital video art, digitally manipulated still images, game design, stand-up comedy, sound art, and electronic literature. The project also includes a full color museum catalog available in both free e-book and limited edition print editions.

The entire project is now online at

The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics project was made possible with a commission from the Abandon Normal Devices with additional support provided by The ATLAS Institute, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, the Harris Museum, and both the Center for the Humanities and Art and the LEAP program at the University of Colorado.

Director: Mark Amerika

The Artist 2.0: Mark Amerika (Boulder, Portland and Kailua), Aaron Angello (Denver), Saoirse Crean (London), Mary Fé (Rio de Janeiro), Will Luers (Portland), Ruth McCullough (Manchester), Chad Mossholder (Austin), Julie Rooney (Boulder), Rick Silva (Calgary), Joel Swanson (Denver), Steve Wade (Lancaster) and other free spirits everywhere and nowhere.