Glitch Festival


Economics and the Immaterial



How do we give value to immaterial goods? How do we buy and sell digital images? What is the relationship between economics and digital aesthetics? How can curators and artists create new platforms and models for the creation of economic exchange? These are some of the questions that this show attempts to answer. We are currently accepting artwork (video, jpg, gifs, 3d models or HTML content) that will feature in a unique gallery-based exhibition. The exhibition is composed of two parts – a gallery-sited virtual show, and the online production and distribution of materially-realised limited-edition goods.

In the gallery, each artist will be represented by an AR-code – an augmented reality marker embedded with visual information that can only be viewed with the aid of a computer or smart-phone. As visitors walk through the gallery, they can interact with the markers using either their smart-phone or one of the tablets that will be provided by the gallery.

The artwork submitted will then be produced as a series of limited-edition goods including apparel and digital prints. These goods will be made available online for the duration of GLITCH.

The following products will be produced for each artist included in this exhibition:
1 Limited Edition Tee (run of 20)
1 Limited Edition tote bag (run of 20)
1 A5 postcard
1 A3 digital print (run of 30)

These goods will be made available via this website for the duration of GLITCH.

All profits from the sale of these goods go to the corresponding artist.

Before submitting please consult our technical spec for file types, and use our templates for submitting work.

Artwork that is not sent according to the technical spec or design templates will not be accepted as submissions.

Artworks will be exhibited using the Layar platform

Submission guidelines:
Email with the following information:
– completed templates

- artist name
– short bio (max 100 words, English only)
– email, url
– work name & synopsis (max 100 words, English only)
– screenshots x 2 (jpg 800 x 600px)

All artworks must adhere to our technical specification.
One entry per artist


Deadline for entries: May 5th 2013

All submissions will be considered by the GLITCH curatorial team. Artists will be notified by May 12th 2013. Artwork will be exhibited during Glitch festival at Rua Red in Dublin, Ireland from May 24 – July 13

25th May – 13th July
Curated by Nora O’Murchú

Glitch, our annual Digital Arts Festival returns!

Run Computer, Run takes over both RUA RED galleries and showcases how creative technologies provide us with a critical lens to examine our everyday culture. From augmented reality, to video games, and interactive artworks, both our gallery and website will show how digital artists are taking on some of the key social, economic, political and cultural issues that challenge how the Internet is changing.

This years’ Glitch features a gallery based show from Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD and David Szauder that examines how the aesthetic and platforms of code has transformed from screen based interfaces to mobile platforms, print, 3d printing, and moving image.

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