Mark Amerika’s short video piece #NewAesthetic TV (Extended Play Remix) explores what is commonly known as glitch aesthetics and is the product of reworking source material from his transmedia piece Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA), 2012, which was part of the Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Manchester, and Digital Aesthetic Exhibition, Harris Museum, Lancashire. In 2013, short video remixes sourced from MOGA were later screened in 14 second videos on the largest screens in a US airport located at Denver International Airport in Colorado.
#NewAesthetic TV (Extended Play Remix) was produced by manually manipulating video streams originally filmed in real time, transforming their appearance into what Amerika terms “glitch aesthetics” - a form of visually corrupting data transmissions of large video files. The artist drew inspiration from art movements like Pointillism, Cubism and the video art of Nam June Paik. Amerika’s “extended play remix” version is available on Sedition.
Mark Amerika lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and Kailua, Hawaii.