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Glitches in the cold, hard logic of digital circuits transformed into warm blankets, textiles, rugs, and more.
A cutting edge conceptual textile design label founded in 2011 by Brooklyn artist, Phillip Stearns, exploring the intersections of textiles and digital art. Made for the Digital Native.
A cutting edge conceptual textile design label founded in 2011 by Brooklyn artist, Phillip Stearns, exploring the intersections of textiles and digital art. Made for the Digital Native.
176 backers pledged $17,098 to help bring this project to life.

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11 New Knit Blanket Designs available for the $375 reward!  13 Designs in all.

NEW FUNDING GOAL: $17,000

Thanks to a whopping heap of support, I've blown my original funding goal out of the water!  I'm setting a new goal in order to extend my time at the TextielLab and create even more textiles.  For the final 10-day stretch, I've lifted all the reward limits on prints and textiles.  Let's break the 200% funding barrier!

Hi, I'm Phil Stearns, a Brooklyn based artist working with electronics and electronic media.  I operate Year of the Glitch, a year-long glitch-a-day project, and have been actively creating electronic art since 2005.

My Glitch Textiles project developed from what began as a curious exploration of visual technologies through corrupting the hardware of digital cameras into a project exploring the design potential of digital glitches in the textile arts.

[Wait... art from glitches?  Find out more!]

Machine knit image from a prepared Kodak digital camera.
Machine knit image from a prepared Kodak digital camera.

I started this Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to realize a new body of work for the Glitch Textiles project at the Audax Textielmuseum's TextielLab through their artist residency program.  There are only a handful of places in the world offering access to computerized textile production equipment to independent artists.  The TextielLab, in Tilburg, Netherlands, is one of these rare places where artists benefit from access to cutting edge equipment and expert designers/technicians to assist in the realization of their projects.

It is my hope that the beautiful vulgarity of vibrant colors and blatant disregard for following the rules that characterize much of glitch art can find its way into our everyday lives through textiles.  The acts of rebellion signified through glitch art symbolize a rich cultural tradition of standing up to injustice, defying authority when it is morally corrupt, and defending the right of free expression.   For this work to exist beyond the screen, makes it even more compelling and inspiring.  Literally weaving tapestries from the digital detritus of our techno-culture will give context to our cultural legacy and help preserve the spirit of our times for future generations.

Funds will be applied to fees related to the residency, including: daily facility usage ($410/day), project assistance/consultation, materials ($100/square meter), airfare ($800), accommodation.  The current goal reflects the funds needed for a week-long period and the production of 10 new works.  Additional funding will increase the duration of my stay and the number of works I'll be able to produce.

DCP 0190 used in the production of a Glitch Blanket
DCP 0190 used in the production of a Glitch Blanket

THE REWARDS

As thanks for your support, I'm offering a range of gifts

PLEDGE $5 OR MORE

When the project is successfully funded, I'll be creating an extended project page on my website. Your name will be featured as a supporter of the project in the credits section of that page.

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

I'll send you a hand written thank you postcard featuring a source image used in the production of Glitch Textiles.

PLEDGE $20 OR MORE

A limited edition DVD of two audio visual works Apeiron | Peras V and VI by Phillip Stearns. (Edition of 500)

PLEDGE $25 OR MORE

8 x 10" digital c-print from the DCP Series. Choose from a selection of over 100 images!

PLEDGE $30 OR MORE

Extremely limited edition Audio CD-R release from the 00000000-11111111 body of works. The entire collection contains 8 discs, limited to an edition of 5. You have your choice of one disc.

PLEDGE $50 OR MORE

11 x 17" digital c-print from the DCP Series. Choose from a selection of over 100 images!

PLEDGE $75 OR MORE

16 x 24" digital c-print from the DCP Series. Choose from a selection of over 100 images!

PLEDGE $175 OR MORE

24 x 36" digital c-print from the DCP Series. Choose from a selection of over 100 images!

PLEDGE $225 OR MORE

Choose from one of three Glitch Tapestry wall hangings (with hanging hardware). 36"x24" machine woven and made in the USA with cotton.

PLEDGE $375 OR MORE

A 60x40" machine knit Glitch Blanket. Choose from a selection of 13 patterns. Made in the USA!

PLEDGE $525 OR MORE

A 71x53" Jacquard woven Glitch Blanket. Choose from a selection of 9 patterns. Made in the USA!

PLEDGE $750 OR MORE

A day of private lessons at my studio in Brooklyn, NY. I'll dedicate 6 solid hours of one-on-one instruction in any of the following topics: electronics introduction/basics, operational amplifiers, transistors, CMOS music, renewable electricity, power supplies, power amplifiers, LEDs, PWM, circuit bending, voltage control, databending, datamoshing, harware hacking, microphones, sensors, kit-building, and/or solid state relays. Does not include airfare or accommodation in NYC.

PLEDGE $1,250 OR MORE

One of a kind, unique custom designed 71x53" Jacquard woven Glitch Blanket. I'll work directly with you to develop a new textile pattern from corrupted images produced uniquely for you!

PLEDGE $2,500 OR MORE

1 x 1.5 meter one-of-a-kind, unique custom designed Jacquard woven textile produced at the Audax Textielmuseum TextielLab in Tilburg, NL. I'll work directly with you to develop a new textile pattern from corrupted images produced uniquely for you!

PLEDGE $5,000 OR MORE

The omnibus reward! Receive a 1 x 1.5 meter unique edition, custom Jacquard woven textile produced at TextielLab; your choice of 9 71x53" Jacquard woven Glitch Blankets; 8" x 10" Photobook of on month of the Year of the Glitch project; a 16 x 24" digital c-print from the DCP Series; a CD-R from the 00000000-11111111 series; a Apeiron | Peras V and VI DVD.

The Glitch Textiles project is featured by the following design blogs:

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  • $30 for Textile rewards (blankets, tapestries, commissions)

    $20 for prints 16"x24" and 24x36"

    $10 for DVDs, CDs, Prints 8x10" and 11"x17"

    $1 for the post card

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    Choose from one of three Glitch Tapestry wall hangings (with hanging hardware). 36"x24" machine woven and made in the USA with cotton.

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    A 71x53" Jacquard woven Glitch Blanket. Choose from a selection of 9 patterns. Made in the USA!

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    A day of private lessons at my studio in Brooklyn, NY. I'll dedicate 6 solid hours of one-on-one instruction in any of the following topics: electronics introduction/basics, operational amplifiers, transistors, CMOS music, renewable electricity, power supplies, power amplifiers, LEDs, PWM, circuit bending, voltage control, databending, datamoshing, hardware hacking, microphones, sensors, kit-building, and/or solid state relays. Does not include airfare or accommodation in NYC.

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    1 x 1.5 meter one-of-a-kind, unique custom designed Jacquard woven textile produced at the Audax Textielmuseum TextielLab in Tilburg, NL. I'll work directly with you to develop a new textile pattern from corrupted images produced uniquely for you!

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    The omnibus reward! Receive a 1 x 1.5 meter unique edition, custom Jacquard woven textile produced at TextielLab; your choice of 9 71x53" Jacquard woven Glitch Blankets; 8" x 10" Photobook of on month of the Year of the Glitch project; a 16 x 24" digital c-print from the DCP Series; a CD-R from the 00000000-11111111 series; a Apeiron | Peras V and VI DVD.

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