The Glitched Out Art of Kim Asendorf

Mountain Tour by Kim Asendorf

Mountain Tour by Kim Asendorf

Mountain Tour by Kim Asendorf

Mountain Tour by Kim Asendorf

Described by artist Kim Asendorf as “pixel sorting: a trip to the mountains in my head,” this collection of glitched out mountains easily caught my eye. Kim is like a master of glitch art, taking found images or video and distorting them to his own whims. Some are weird, some are ugly but I’d say they’re always interesting. And that’s why I think these mountain images are so great, because there’s an inherit beauty in something like a scenic mountain photo that still somehow transfers to his glitched versions. You can see the full set of images by clicking here.

While rooting around his website I also came across this video he did for a.d.l.r., who is on the label of my friends at Non Projects. While the images above are really beautiful it’s even more cool to see what he does when the images are moving. The video is “just” a space ship taking off but it’s crazy how much he can abstract the footage and make something new out of it. It’s all about the subtle details in a piece like this. Definitely watch this full screen.

Bobby

February 16, 2011