Exhibitions > GlitchKraft: Allison Tanenhaus and Friends

GlitchKraft: Allison Tanenhaus + Friends
Wednesday, September 18 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Tanenhaus is a Boston-based digital glitch artist who specializes in abstract geometrics, vibrant color fields, optical perspectives, playful patterns, and unexpected dimensional qualities. Her source material consists of original photographs and previous glitch works that she digitally alters via smartphone. Created with equal parts deliberation and experimentation, the results are rainbow-hued, architectural, fantastical compositions that take on a psychedelic life of their own.

The opening reception featured live electronic music by Dj Limbc and live video mixing by local digital media artists DebStep and J. Bagist. DebStep and J.Bagist run Property Materials, a local glitch art magazine and materials collaborative that will celebrate the release of its most recent issue showcasing Tanenhaus’ work.

“GlitchKraft is a celebratory display of digital errors, an ode to the interrupted image. Images that are usually limited to be viewed on a screen – mobile or otherwise – here are projected larger than life onto every surface of the gallery to create a technicolor ‘glitch-world’ that will surround visitors and allow them to be fully immersed in light and sound,” said Bradbury.

For the GlitchKraft exhibit, Allison Tanenhaus collaborated with color-bending, mind-scrambling, new-media friends and local artist collaborators, including Alex Kittle, Ben K. Foley, Property Materials, Lauren Klotzman, and stickipictures. Together, they embrace electronic error, circumvent computational constraint and transcend technological overstimulation — culminating in an immersive, ephemeral glitchscape made to overload the senses.

About the Artist

Allison Tanenhaus is a Boston-based digital glitch artist who specializes in abstract geometrics, vibrant color fields, optical perspectives, playful patterns, and unexpected dimensional qualities. Tanenhaus’ source material consists of original photographs and previous glitch works that she digitally alters via smartphone. Created with equal parts deliberation and experimentation, the results are rainbow-hued, architectural, fantastical compositions that take on a psychedelic life of their own.