Glitch Noise Portraits
The Glitch Noise Portraits series is a collection of NFT clips created from images—portraits and self-portraits in particular—that have been borrowed from historical works of art, photography and mass media.
The images are manipulated through computer graphics in order to highlight their flat, illusory digital nature.
If we dig deep into these images, we discover that they are made of many pixels, all of which are equal and interchangeable—the same pixels that conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner talked about in a 2012 interview: “In the digital world we live in, there is no pixel who thinks they’re better than any other pixel.”
The audio of the video clips is a short track created by using glitch/noise music as a base.
Each clip is 10 seconds long and has an aspect ratio of 9:16.
Digital Art is all Temporary
Digital art is temporary because the internet is temporary.
The splinternet is fragmenting the web.
Global internet is an illusion; the splinternet is reality.
Governments are dividing up cyberspace.
Cyberwars of various types are putting an end to net neutrality.
Countries like China, South Korea, Iran and Russia are aiming for digital “sovereignism.”
Digital sovereignism is a powerful surveillance tool.
That which remains of the free global internet is in the hands of web companies.
The internet enters homes, cars and our bodies.
Data overload creates infobesity and digital blackouts.
Centralized networks and databases implode.
DLTs and blockchains implode.
The internet shuts down. Then starts up again.
It shuts down, then starts up again. Maybe