Two artist books representing three approaches to glitching language.
1. The first book is called: 'Twixt The Cup And The Lip #3 (Letting the language speak itself?) A phrase is chosen and massaged through various digital/analog/software/human contortions. In this case, the seed phrase is "Letting the language speak itself?" -- taken from the last half of the last sentence of Mark Amerika's _Sentences on Remixology 1.0_. This seed phrase is performed four different times. The semantic traces of these four performances have been collected in a book, along with screen shots from the performances, and citations from historical texts relevant to the concept of this performance series. Finally, Mark Amerika's _Sentences on Remixology 1.0_ is cited in its entirety. cf: deepyoung.org/current/remixthebook/ ------------------------------------------------
2. The second book is called: A Playdamage Flipbook a. Flipping the book in one direction creates an animation which glitches the source phrase: "And God said let there be light, and there was light" (Genesis 1:3). cf: playdamage.org/transcryption/ >> playdamage.org/101.html +++++++++++
b. Flipping the book in the other direction creates an animation of the artist speaking about the topic of electronic voice phenomenon within a generatively animated system. cf: deepyoung.org/current/static/ >> playdamage.org/104.html ////////////////////////////////////////
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and currently Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His art work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Granoff Center for The Creative Arts (Brown University), Digital Art Museum [DAM] (Berlin), Living Arts of Tulsa, The Art Gallery of Knoxville, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and the internet. He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org , and deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.