The Correlation Between Textile Art and Glitch Art Representing a New Mode of Design - 2011
"For the past ten years I have been exploring the parallels between computer-generated imagery and textile art. This practice can be traced back to the Jacquard loom (1801) which is the first machine to use punched cards to control sequences of operations. As a classic form of grid based design (think stitch as pixel) it is considered to be the precursor to computer programming. This correlation finds its apotheosis in the modern computer controlled loom and knitting machine.
To me, system glitches are a new paradigm in design. An 8bit glitch can simultaneously echo indigenous textile art (Native American, African, South American), contemporary design (Anni Albers), as well as point toward future forms of design which are just now beginning to manifest.” - Jeff Donaldson
The Correlation Between Textile Art and Glitch Art Representing a New Mode of Design
Filtering Failure exhibition catalog
February 28, 2011