Artist : Rosa Menkman (NL)
Place : Helsingør Kulturværft
Date : Thursday 3rd of May
Time : 17:00 – 18:30
Today it is completely normal to pay extra money for aesthetically appealing plugins like Hipstamatic or Instagram, that imitate (analogue) imperfections or nostalgic errors (artifacts), like lens flares and lomographic discolorations. While Twitter and Facebook deliver me one of these “faux vintage” images almost every minute, this relentless flow of faux-vintage imagery is starting to look more and more like a collection of “more of the same” effects.
Is this over-indulgence in intentional faux-pas a “new” phenomenon? And how does the growing fetishization of nostalgic, “faux vintage” imperfections relate to the growing trend of glitch art, a strand in art that celebrates the digital flaw?