In technical terms a glitch is used to describe an unexpected result of a malfunction. However, digital artists have since used glitches to make art; they do this by changing tiny parts of a digital image code to make something new.
We want to see your glitched versions of Tate collection artworks.
We’ve chosen a selection of Tate Collection artworks for you to glitch:
- Marmaduke Cradock A Peacock and Other Birds in a Landscape, c.1700
- Peter Monamy, Ships in Distress in a Storm, c.1720–30
- Edward Francis Burney, Amateurs of Tye-Wig Music (‘Musicians of the Old School’), c.1820
- John Simpson, Head of a Man (?Ira Frederick Aldridge), exhibited 1827
- Walter Richard Sickert, Minnie Cunningham at the Old Bedford, 1892
Not sure how to make a glitch?
Here's a list of glitch art tools. Or we've found some automatic online glitch makers like:
Or an app like:
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 26 October 2014 at midnight.
Terms and Conditions
From the entries submitted Tate will, at its discretion, select those to be shown in the display as part of All Glitched Up, in Space at Tate Britain, on the Tate website or on any other third party platform.
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