Furtherfield Gallery’s exhibition focuses on the phenomenon normally edited out of work – the glitch. Rather than an error or annoyance, the glitch or malfunction is seen as a Dadaist type insight, throwing up a new artistic lexicon. Of course artists and others working in new media are all too aware of these anomalies, and there are those who look beyond the surface to the hidden implications.
Small works fit neatly into this gallery made from a converted toilet building within Finsbury Park, creating a micro group show.
Melissa Barron’s textile pieces numbermunchers balance the frozen screen capture with the idea of the mess of wires and mixed contacts normally hidden. José Irion Neto’s Thoreau Glitch Portrait perfectly exemplifies this contemporary take on Surrealist-type aesthetic. Some artists describe themselves as Glitch artists, an area which can only develop along with technology.
The exhibition writing manages to be informative and accessible, a balance in researched art critique and curation much to be admired, making this a considered show.