Machine made

The Glitch

Plip van der Engels

This was the first ever glitched image that I made in 1999. Taken with a broken, low end digital camera, which could only manage pictures at a maximum 640 x 480 resolution. I dropped the camera into a bucket of soapy water by accident – which did not please my parents at all since it was expensive for its day!

The CCD of the camera had been damaged irreparably, but before completely dying, it was able to capture this image. The chip had managed to capture light and dark but was unable to differentiate colour, leaving this silver ghostly image.

Since that moment, I have been interested in GLITCH ART, recently I just had my first exhibition in Florence. Italy so you could even say that this accident ended up inspiring me.


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