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20 Oct

Glitch, Fusion of Gabbeh and Glitch Art

T he inspiration for this latest collection, designed for Zollanvari International, is an ingenious fusion of traditional Gabbeh iconography and Glitch art – a visual style characterized by using digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes, whether that be intentional (that is, “faking glitch” and obtaining a similar aesthetic through design) or by accident (a true manifestation inside of the system without human intervention). The term ‘glitch’ itself originates with engineers and astronauts explaining faults within the technology they were working with. But the visual aesthetic can be traced much further back, to the beginning of the 20th century through distorted forms in cubist paintings, abstract short films, and pixel-like rug designs akin to 8-bit video game landscapes. In fact, many antique rugs feature abstract, distorted patterns that seem to predict the glitch movement of later centuries. This new collection is set to launch a new Gabbeh. Glitch Gabbehs revolution.

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