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Follow the Glitch

 

Overview

This research project aims at exploring the cognitive potential of a glitch. For this purpose, a visual artist and a digital poet will create a digital game, as it were, where they will be exchanging images and using glitch as an artistic, disruptive, and cognitive tool while a curator will be assigned to extract its philosophical implications. A protocol of rules for this game will be designated as well as the contexts in which the game will unfold, i.e the images, archive or volume of information where the glitch will occur. The goal of this project is to address the open questions posed by the occurrence of the glitch, such as how the aestheticization of an error may highlight new ways of expression uncovering new cognitive tools in the process; the project will also address the political alongside the aesthetic aspect of the glitch as it will raise questions about how the glitch as an artistic phenomenon merely distracts the viewer instantaneously as it is considered part of a normal procedure or if it can be approached as a phenomenon with more wide ranging implications; the fragmentation of attention and the constant decontextualisation and recontextualisation of images will call into question how knowledge about the world is amassed, organised, indexed and deployed. The game will take place on a social media platform and its result will be uploaded upon completion in PHLSPH.

Participants

Theodoros Chiotis

Poet

Theodoros Chiotis has published the chapbooks Screen (Paper Tigers Books, 2017) and limit.less: towards an assembly of the sick (Litmus, 2017). He is also the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). His work has also been published in Litmus, Datableed, Forward Book of Poetry 2017, 3:am, Adventures in Form, Shearsman, amongst others. He has received awards and commendations from the Forward Arts Foundation and the Institute for the Future of the Book. He is on the editorial board of [φρμκ] and Hotel magazine. He currently lives and works in Athens.

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

Visual Artist

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos was born in 1978. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1998-2003). He participated in the Erasmus program in the University of Barcelona (2001). He graduated from the MFA of ASFA (2004-2006). He graduated and was honored with the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from the MFA program of the School of Visual Arts, New York USA as recipient of the Fulbright, Gerondelis & Al.Onassis Foundations scholarships (2007-2009). He participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2009). In 2016 he concluded his PhD dissertation in the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly. Since 2001 he has presented 10 solo shows and has participated in more than 100 international group shows, residencies, and projects in Greece, USA, and elsewhere. He received commissions to create site-specific installations in many institutions and Foundations including the Morton Arboretum in Lisle Illinois, USA, the Museum of Civil Aviation in Athens, Miltech Hellas, Goethe Institute Thessaloniki, Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki and the G&A Mamidakis Foundation. His artworks are part of many public and private collections in Greece, Switzerland, London, USA, and elsewhere. In 2013 he was resident artist in the Flux Factory in NYC and the USF residency program in Bergen, Norway. In 2013 he was selected to represent Greece in the 16th Biennale of European and Mediterranean Young Artists entitled Errors Allowed, in Ancona, Italy. In 2014 he participated in the Photo Biennale of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. In 2017 his project HomeLand presented as collateral event in the 18th Biennale of European and Mediterranean Young Artists entitled Home, Conflict, Dream, Failure in Tirana Albania. In 2017 he was elected as Assistant professor in NTUA, School of Architecture. He lives and works in Athens

Follow the Glitch

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    Respectively it is targeted to philosophers and researchers, who are interested in conversing with artists, sharing knowledge and also learning from their artistic practice.It is a lab where visual artists mostly work with philosophers and not exclusively on philosophy. In that respect philosophical texts and wider topics may be in our areas of interest more as a means to explore seeing and thinking rather than the end on which we focus to extract information. It is lab which also aims at creating through experimentation and transfigurations of artefacts material which may raise philosophical questions and discussion.