Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Error Message - Moscow Biennale for Young Art

Series #1 was exhibited as part of Error Message, part of the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, this summer

Error Message*
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) 
Co-organizer: Tsvetnoy Central Market
Venue: Tsvetnoy Central Market. 15, Tsvetnoy Bulvar.
Dates: June 25 – August 6, 2014

Анна Титовец. Food crash - Intektra Ti


Curators: Dasha Birukova, Elvira Zhagun (Russia)
Artists: Adrienne Crossman (Canada), Rosa Menkman (Netherlands), Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov (Russia), Elena Romenkova (Russia), Katherine Sultan Erminy (Venezuela), Protey Temen (Russia), Anna Titovets (Russia), Daniel Voicu (Romania), Elvira Zhagun (Russia)

Error Message project presents a new direction in contemporary art that still hasn’t received much critique in the studies of old and new media. Glitch art is a new occurrence that reflects the authentic beauty of digital and analogue machines.

Errors, bugs, system malfunctions are the ghosts that are so hard to explain or analyze and so often spoken of by Isaac Asimov. Artists working with software, simple or high-end analogue and digital technologies see great potential in glitches.

That potential is not for art only, but a means of criticism of society with its constant strive to improvement of technology, as well as criticism of the power-wielding business machines that create new and, at times, mutually exclusive applications and harshly limit the usage of various programs and devices. By bringing aesthetics into errors, the artists prove that machines are able to express themselves, and resist the imposed strict limitations, algorithms and programs. The artists criticize the pressurized systems in technology and in society.

The project was supported by Tsvetnoy Central Market.