Carlos Antonio Piñón

artist, writer, performer


Skyview

Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch Image.

Skyview is a form exploration that preceded Missteps. The work invovled collaging a glitched image on top of an original print.

This was the original image used:

Skyview

During development of this project, I had been in communication with an SAIC alum, Bill Wahlgren. We had exchanged emails over the course of the semester. In one exchange, Bill had described his process regarding a project:

"Decide what’s wrong. Identify the characteristics. Develop a prototype. Plan and execute."

Inspired by this mantra, I decided to incorporate that text into my project, as I had chosen this particular image in response to Bill's paintings of the sky.

Part of my exploration in form was juggling between digital and analog. I had been interested in transposing glitch—a purely digital process (in this style)—with a perhaps more traditional display in analog materials. Because the glitch now took physical form, I could simply do things to it. Ultimately, this is what led me to tearing and pasting the now physical glitch image, allowing for an interactive experience (albeit limited.)

Skyview

Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.

Skyview

Skyview with text revealed. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.

Skyview

Close up of Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.


Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is an artist and writer examining how people interact with words and language. His main interests include nonfiction essays, artists' books, and databending sonification. Carlos holds an BFA with an Emphasis in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.