From the trenches of digital practices, Doreen A. Ríos, with Legacy Russell’s work in hand, reflects on the tactics of glitch feminism, which in the cracks, pixelations and distortions, generates errors that dynamite the inertia of power.
Legacy Russell, Glitch Feminism | A Manifiesto, EUA: Verso Books, 2020. Available here: https://usa1lib.org/book/6061488/a1929d.
Emily Siner, What’s A ‘Glitch,’ Anyway?: A Brief Linguistic History, NPR, October 24, 2013, npr.org.
Rosa Menkman, The Glitch Moment(um) (Netherlands: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011). Available at: https://networkcultures.org/_uploads/NN%234_RosaMenkman.pdf.
Legacy Russell, “Digital dualism and The Glitch Feminism Manifiesto,” The Society Pages, December 10, 2012. Available at: https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/12/10/digital-dualism-and-the-glitch-feminism-manifesto/.
“Tactical media refer to critical-aesthetic practices that have emerged specifically in direct response to post-industrial society and neoliberal globalization, so we can place their emergence in the second half of the 1990s. These practices can be considered the heirs of situationism and reinforcing its deliberate intention to transform everyday life through poetry and play, as well as of certain aspects of conceptualism, basically its linguistic concerns, which at some point turned to concerns about the body, the sensorium and the subjectivizing effects of desire”. Cecilia Castañeda, “Electronic Disturbance Theater: un modelo cambiante de afectos”, Cuánto tiempo lleva todo esto derramándose sin desbordarse, Mexico City: Centro de Cultura Digital, 2021, pp. 93, 94. Available at: https://editorial.centroculturadigital.mx/libro/cuanto-tiempo-lleva-todo-esto-derramandose-sin-desbordarse
Legacy Russell, “Digital dualism and The Glitch Feminism Manifiesto”, The Society Pages, December 10th, 2012. Available here: https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/12/10/digital-dualism-and-the-glitch-feminism-manifesto/
Steve Kurtz “Critical Art Ensemble” [conference], Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, July 25, 2014. Available in: https://vimeo.com/126806168, cited in Cecilia Castañeda, “Electronic Disturbance Theater…”, 2021, p. 94.
Terminology that, although it seems to me absolutely archaic, colonial, and patriarchal, strongly vocifies those geographies, latitudes, and affects that do not collude with the hegemonic powers.
This piece is part of the online exhibition Cuánto tiempo lleva todo esto derramándose sin desbordarse (How long all this has been pouring out without overflowing), you can visit it through la Zona Hipermedial del Centro de Cultura Digital (the Hypermedia Zone of the Digital Culture Center) (https://hipermedial.centroculturadigital.mx/exposiciones/cuanto-tiempo-lleva-todo-esto-derramandose-sin-desbordarse).
Net art understood as the artistic practices that use the internet as a canvas, which were strong at the end of the 90’s, beginning of the 00’s.
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Legacy Russell, “Digital dualism and The Glitch Feminism Manifiesto,” The Society Pages, December 10, 2012. Available here: https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/12/10/digital-dualism-and-the-glitch-feminism-manifesto/.
And, no doubt, in many other Latin American countries. However, I will focus on my personal experience.
The Royal Academy of Spanish Language.
Legacy Russell, “Digital dualism and The Glitch Feminism Manifesto,” The Society Pages, December 10, 2012. Available here: https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/12/10/digital-dualism-and-the-glitch-feminism-manifesto/.
Understood from programming and technological development as the testing or prototyping phase.