Photo: Tanja Kanazir / Drugo more (Flickr gallery)

In an age obsessed with digital perfection it seems appropriate to make an exhibition, which explores the anti-perfect. Looking at the difference between idea and execution and the philosophical glitch between the everyday and the imagination. Curated by James Hutchinson3D Glitch explores the everyday altered, through chance, manipulation, data bending, error, accident, abstraction, distortion, scale, space, speed, humour sadness, space, sound and the uncanny.

Artists: Eric Bainbridge, Darren Banks, Sophie Beresford, Michael Branthwaite, Ruth Brewis, Ralf Broeg, Keith Brown, Brit Bunkley, Nadine Castleman, Anne McCartney, Helen McCartney, Mircea Cirtog, Janine Goldsworthy, Paul Higham, James Hutchinson, Mark Klink, Christian Lavigne, Simon Martin, Graham Mitchinson, Martin Murphy, Mary Neubauer, Iain Nicholls, James Railston, Colin Rennie, Alvin Sher, Dominic Smith, Robert Michael Smith, Susana Sulic, Sumit Sarkar, Helena Swatton, David Winslow Van Ness, Patrick Visentin, Mary Visser, Andrew Werby, Laura West and Derrick Woodham.

Exhibition opening, video report by web portal Moja Rijeka

The exhibition is an experimental investigation/exploration into different aspects of “3DGlitchness” and will consist of a mix of new specially created and pre-existing 3D works printed by space/socialspace and the University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics Department. 3D Glitch includes screen based works and 2D prints. 3D works have been printed in Sunderland using Ultimaker 2 and Makerbot Printers. 3D Glitch also has Prints made by Keith Brown at Manchester University using 3D Systems ProJet 660 Pro and Mcor Technologies IRIS A4 paper printer.

3D Glitch previously occurred at Ny Space (Manchester), Priestman Gallery (Sunderland) and Arts Centre Washington (Washington) in the United Kingdom.

Exhibition opened on Thursday, 19 January at 20:00h, and was preceded by a talk entitled “Flip-Flopping”, given by the artist Dominic Smith. Dominic talked about his work with a close examination of the term ‘Flip-Flopping’ which means to move between material and digital processes when creating artwork. Most of us have done this. If you have ever scanned a photo or a letter and printed it out again you have worked through this process. But it gets a bit more complicated than this as we move into higher bandwidth material and three dimensions. He was drawing from a range of influences to stimulate discussion about the mix of opportunities and implications that this process has to the arts. Dominic is an artist and curator whose practice explores open source methods of project development through a hands-on, open approach to working with art & technology. He has a doctorate with CRUMB at Sunderland University that examines the relationship between open source production methods and methods employed by artists and curators. His current research focuses on the collaborative nature of digital platforms.
Beside Smith, exhibition’s curator James Hutchinson and artists Helena Swatton and Michael Branthaite also attended the opening.
The exhibition will stay on view until 10 February 2017. Admission is free 

Dominic Smith: Flip-Flopping
Photo: Tanja Kanazir / Drugo more (Flickr gallery)

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