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New Video Exhibition at CentralTrak Explores What Happens When Things Go Wrong

Glitch exhibition Jan. 15 – Feb. 5 

Technology is often seen as the answer to many problems, but it can also be the cause. Glitch is a video exhibition at CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, which highlights the recent investigations of a dynamic group of artists who are investigating digital error. What normally would be considered a malfunction of computers, networks and interfaces either by design or by accident is exploited here in dramatic fashion, whether through video, stills, or sound. Glitch explores the possibilities and spaces and moments that are exposed when things go wrong.

The free exhibition runs Jan. 15 – Feb. 5, with an opening reception Saturday, Jan. 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. Participating artists include Matt Brooks, Jon Cates, Paul B. Davis, Kyle Kondis, Lovid, Shane Mecklenburger, Tom Moody and Jenny Vogel.

Glitch is the fourth in a series of video exhibitions curated by UT Dallas faculty John Pomara and Dean Terry. Says Terry, “The glitch has well-worn uses as a narrative device. In popular media, glitches are a cue for the paranormal. Serious glitches: harbingers of doom. Lights go out, cell signals fade: prepare for the worst. Celebrating uncertainty, mishap and creative misuse, and transgressively exposing what we are not meant to see, glitch artists also participate in an aesthetic of abjection and resistance.”

CentralTrak is located at 800 Exposition Ave. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (214) 824-9302 or email [email protected] or go to