Circuit-bent jigsaw has 2 purposes:
1) to mirror the processes involved in glitch art and thus create aesthetic glitch images through randomisation, and
2) to put into place the conditions under which true conceptual glitch, i.e. unplanned accidents, could occur and possibly be recorded in the images.
At times, I have felt like a physicist deep underground, waiting to observe and document an elusive particle that exists up to now only in theory.
Over the course of the 6 jigsaw generations, two types of glitch were observed:
Firstly, the glitches as a result of a manufacturing anomaly seen at B36 (#2 & #5) and X5 (#4) and X6 (#3), as described in the post mentioned above.
Secondly, in #3, the glitch at B20. This occurred only once across the 6 performances. In short, because of the irregularities around the centre line (again, explanation in this post) there are possible “big versions” and “small versions” of all of those pieces bordering the 20/21 columns (just as is seen on the jagged edges of each jigsaw). On this occasion, a perfect storm occurred in which all of the surrounding large versions were chosen, encircling the B20 grid position, making it too small to enter the piece. Information rejected. Dead pixel.
#3 is the only jigsaw to contain both types of glitch: