GLITCH 2015 the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise, 14th December

The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a one day interdisciplinary conference on the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise on Monday 14th December, 2015.


Glitch 2015 seeks to survey the field of contemporary glitch practice and glitch studies, while aiming also to explore the ways in which the concept might be applied to new areas of arts practice and theory.


The fee for the conference is £20.00 (£10.00 students) and can be paid online at:


Lunch, refreshments and a wine reception are provided.




Keynote Speaker: Rosa Menkman (artist and theorist)

– Beyond Resolution: DCT Syphoning


Dr Adam Smyth (Balliol College, University of Oxford)

– Doing Things with Errors in Renaissance England


Prof. Sita Popat (University of Leeds), Prof. Sarah Whatley (Coventry University) and Prof. Susan Kozel (Malmö University)

– The Error Network: A project report


Dr Alan Meades (Canterbury Christ Church University)

– Kill Screen to Goat Simulator: Rhetorics of the videogame glitch


Ianis Lallemand (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris)

– Material Glitch: Designing with digital fabrication artifacts


Kate McLean (Canterbury Christ Church University)

– A Glitch in the Sensorium


Charles Linehan (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)

– Using Decay, Interference and Glitches in Performance Practice


Kevin Logan (University of the Arts London)

– The re_etive _losive as _erformative device


Prof. Roger Redgate (Goldsmiths University of London) and Prof. Matt Wright (Canterbury Christ Church University)

– Single Combat


Dr Robert Robertson (composer and filmmaker)

– The Perils of Perfection (why the ‘glitch’ is fundamental to creativity)


Dr Panos Ghikas (Canterbury Christ Church University)

– The Film Sextet: A performance malfunction and the wrong audience


Dr James Newton (Canterbury Christ Church University)

– How to Read the Accidental Glitch

Dr Tim Long

–  Bodies, Hybrids and Fluxes,: There are no mistakes

Bryan Hawkins

–  Glitch and Swarm and Art and Agency


Live Performance: Bog Bodies – Robert Stillman [UK] Ben Rowley [UK] Seán Carpio [Ireland] and Anders Holst [Denmark]



Venue: Powell Building, North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, CT1 1QU.

Schedule: 09.15-10.00 Registration and coffee. Conference closes 18.00


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