H3333333K by !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK Glitch art onto the façade of the museum «House of Electronic Arts Basel» (HeK)409
Bitnik’s public art piece for the House of Electronic Arts in Basel echoes the dedication of the HeK to a radically contemporary use of media within the arts. The Glitch refers to current art production, which involves reflecting its underlying technological and social conditions. It also alludes to the intrusion of chance, temporality and playfulness caused by erroneous data transmissions. But where the digital glitch usually is a very short-lived phenomenon, Bitnik here translate it into a long term public art piece.
H3333333K engages with the building by applying a visual software error, a glitch, directly into built stone. The glitch is staged as an architectural dimension, subtly shifting parts of the buildings façade and giving it a surreal property.