Remix the City: Conference Project Post #3 — Glitching Heimbold

As the semester comes to a close and there is less than a week left to finalize my conference project, I feel confident in the work I have accomplished. I am at a really good spot with my work, and only have a few final steps to take before reaching completion.

Over the past few weeks, I have been working in photoshop and ImageGlitch to create graffiti style images and glitching to contribute to my panorama photo collage of Heimbold. I have already included most of the glitches I plan to use in past conference updates, and below is a photoshop image I was playing with over Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately, I have come to the realization that this image does not coincide with the overall theme of my piece, and therefore will not be included in the photo collage. I’m choosing to share it anyway because I personally really like the work I did and I think the image would make a really cool sticker.

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I have also assembled my panorama images of Heimbold to complete the full panorama, and I have made progress with regards to the presentation of my piece. Originally, I was planning to mount my work on plexiglass and suspend it from the ceiling, but I ran into issues with the plexiglass due to sizing conflicts. Instead, I am now planning to purchase foam core from Staples in order to mount my piece, and I have spoken with Janine about the location of my installation (I’ll keep that a surprise for Monday).

My piece will influence the space it occupies by hanging from the wall, therefore suggesting an immediate and obvious interruption to the flow of the space. Additionally, I think that the glitching effects will contribute to a new perspective on Heimbold’s exterior, therefore influencing the overall space that my piece occupies.

When considering a class reading to connect my work to, the first thing that comes to mind is when Claire Bishop states that social collaboration and conceptual/ sculptural practices are all “linked by a belief in the empowering creativity of collective action and shared ideas.” This quote resonates with me and my work because I took a lot of my initial inspiration to reframe Heimbold from class discussion. Specifically, when we analyzed the visual code of Heimbold. Hearing the class voice its concerns over the building’s visual aesthetic inspired me to create a new visual aesthetic, therefore showing that my creativity was empowered by shared ideas.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the work and progress I have made on this project over the course of the semester. I have learned so much about new glitch techniques and tricks, which I am very excited about utilizing in future projects. As well, I have also stretched my creativity in order to include class motifs into my inspiration.