Javier Corzo, Alby Álamo and Ricardo Trigo presented joint exhibition What’s up glitches at Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s Area 60, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, which ran June 21 to September 4 before moving online in perpetuity.
Curated by Néstor Delgado Morales, the works include video, objects and installation using Plexiglass, 3D prints, and wall plugs; prints, transport boxes and a chroma key background. Together they explore the London- and Berlin-based artists’ divergent practices that find coherence in developing a shared interest in error derived aesthetics. Their investigation focuses on the way that “the glitch doesn’t operate as a merely text, but as a materialisation that reveals the medium.”
A site-specific installation, What’s up glitches is accompanied by the ongoing dissemination of promotional images in the internet, which include exhibition documentation that have been digitally altered to glitch as they’re distributed. The accompanying text suggests “the medium massages us and our reality”, going on to reference influential mass media philosopher Marshall McLuhan in its logic as follows:
“…the glitch is an error in the system that doesn’t affect to the program structure, but disturbs its operation on a short time period. Being easily recognised by us, this ‘unexpected particularity’ enables us to perceive the medium through its malfunction…”**