Museum of Glitch Aesthetics / Mark Amerika (2012)

The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA) was the latest work in Mark Amerika’s collaborative series of transmedia narratives.

MOGA tells the story of The Artist 2.0, an online persona whose personal mythology and body of digital artworks are rapidly being canonised into the annals of art history. The piece traces the life of this artist and his ongoing commitment to the ‘glitch aesthetics’ of the title.

MOGA featured a wide array of artworks intentionally corrupted by technological processes including net art, digital video art, digitally manipulated still images, game design, stand-up comedy, sound art, and electronic literature.

The project also included a mock museum catalogue available in both free e-book and print-on-demand editions.

Mark Amerika is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at La Trobe University, and an ATLAS Institute Fellow.

MOGA was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices.