TRACE, ARTEFACT, AND GLITCH

Traces of production have a very material and textual quality. They can be created by hand. They occur naturally through decay and degradation. They are artefacts of the method of production. And they connect us to the authorship and perhaps even the authorial intent.

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Tacita Dean, FILM, Turbine Hall Film Installation, Tate Modern, 2011

Glitches are a truly analogous digital mechanism for exposing traces of production. They also owe a conceptual debt to readymades and later found photography like those employed by Gerhard Richter and Tacita Dean. …

Justin Ross

Historian of the Future

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