I glitch screenshots from movies that I have watched and really enjoyed, ranging from horror movies (A Nightmare on Elm Street, or Here Comes the Devil– a great Spanish horror movie) to Pinky Violence movies like Terrifying Girls’ High School: Lynch Law Classroom, as well as cult movies like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo, or Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction and fulfillment to create something new from something that is extremely inspirational, fulfilling and significant to me on both creative and personal levels. There is something very fulfilling and satisfying to me to be able to use a pre-existing work of art to create something new, it is a privilege as well as a way to demonstrate my admiration for and inspiration that I receive from films.
One of the enjoyable things about creating Glitch Art is the amount of control that I have and how that contrasts with the nature of Glitch Art being, essentially the creation of intentional mistakes; while I create “mistakes” in the image, I have complete control over it and can easily undo a result that I do not like. That mistakes are the goal and aesthetic of creating Glitch Art, it changes our very understanding of what a mistake is–it makes it into something controllable,desirable and beautiful that exists within a moment of a work of film that has resonated with me in some significant way.
This Gallery is a sampling of some of my Glitch Art; to view all pieces for a specific film select the film from the list below:
- Terrifying Girls’ High School: Lynch Law Classroom
- Here Comes the Devil
- Blue Sunshine
- A Nightmare on Elm Street