jonCates’ Glitchtoberrors

Jarid Scott Waniger proposed prompts for #glitchtober 2020 on the Glitch Artists Collective. i was immediately inspired by these prompts and determined to post throughout the month of October 2020. This post collects my posts from October 2020 which included new and previously unreleased original content from the worlds of 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western. — jonCates

01. bax inna times, out on the trails, i heard yawwwl love lines. so here is sum glitch’t grids like barbedwire && a skull, itself wrapped orr a wireframe for Day1 of glitchtober2020…

a film still from:
alterSchädel — jonCates (2020), a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Glitch Western moment created by jonCates

a short film starring (+ visible in this still) Emily Mercedes Rich as The Cowgirl, with Special Glitch Effects by Ian Keaveny, and Glitched Skulls by Mark Klink…
Filmed on location, on the traditional homelands of the Indigenous people and nations of the Kaw (Kansa), Paariru (Pawnee), and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Nations with our respect to the land, the elders, and the people, their past, present, and future leaders.
&& the film the still is from will world premiere upcoming at the
Buffalo International Film Festival in a few daze…

02. bax inna times, up on the Mountainside, the grit is low-bit, 1-bit even, bitcrusht && glitch’t fer Day2 of GlitchArt inna glitchtober2020…

鬼鎮 _ģ̶̶̶Ꜧ̶Ø̶5̶5̶5̶7̶7̶7̶Ø̶W̶W̶W̶Ꜻ̶Ꜻ̶… (Ghosttown [dream sequence]) — jonCates (2016)

an AnimatedGIF Art from the inaugural installation of: 鬼鎮 _ģ̶̶̶Ꜧ̶Ø̶5̶5̶5̶7̶7̶7̶Ø̶W̶W̶W̶Ꜻ̶Ꜻ̶… (Ghosttown [dream sequence]) — jonCates (2016) installation at the ASUS Headquarters (Taipei, Taiwan)

03. bax inna times, across a Mountain called 金山 (GoldMountain), they encountered each other, as an enemy, as enemies?… as glitch’s? or? err… as errors? Disappear in visions like a fever fer Day3 of GlitchArt inna glitchtober2020…
an image from the film:

遭遇, a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) 屏風 — jonCates (2020)

a short film starring (+ visible in this still) Emily Mercedes Rich as The Cowgirl and 林愛真 (Ei Jane Janet Lin) as 來自金山的女孩 (The Girl from Gold Mountain) and Special Glitch Effects by Ian Keaveny
Filmed on location, on the traditional homelands of the Indigenous people and nations of the Ojibwe; Potawatomi; Miami; Kaskaskia; Peoria; The Mshkodésik; Chahiksichahiks; Ponca; Umonhon; and the Ute Nations with our respect to the land, the elders, and the people, their past, present, and future leaders. Also filmed on location in 台灣 and Österreich.

04. 來自金山的女孩 (The Girl from Gold Mountain) her hair flowing into glitch against the grain of film fer Day4 of GlitchArt inna glitchtober2020…
a’notherror img from the film:

遭遇, a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) 屏風 — jonCates (2020)

a short film starring (+ visible in this still) 林愛真 (Ei Jane Janet Lin) as 來自金山的女孩 (The Girl from Gold Mountain) and Special Glitch Effects by Ian Keaveny
Filmed on location, on the traditional homelands of the Indigenous people and nations of the Ojibwe; Potawatomi; Miami; Kaskaskia; Peoria; The Mshkodésik; Chahiksichahiks; Ponca; Umonhon; and the Ute Nations with our respect to the land, the elders, and the people, their past, present, and future leaders. Also filmed on location in 台灣 and Österreich.

05. ~building tension standing still, The Cowgirl stares at The Church on the hill, glitch’t inna dream of the 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, fer Day5 of GlitchArt inna glitchtober2020…

Emily Mercedes Rich as The Cowgirl && the 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, the Glitch Art Game environment:
https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator

06. → sending yawl glitch’t signal to Noise, Loud like the snd that echoes down the tunnel oft the trax: ģ̶Ł̶1̶ɫ̶C̶ʮ̶ ⇄ ̶N̶Ø!§e͖͕͈̰̦̦ in the gate, a great train getaway, OutWest a Gateway outta 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, the GlitchArt Game environment:

https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator
fer Day6 oft glitchtober2020…

07. 💔 “The engine of revenge drives many a man to pure bitter’ness and heartache. Gets many a fella shot down dead in a gunfight, somewhere out under the faded light of long dead Western stars…”
a film still from:

Falls: The Harvesttime: a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) gleaning — jonCates (2020)

★ Vanalyne Green as The Voice of the Future Cowgirl Survivor… a GlitchArt http://ghosttown.online
Filmed on location, on the traditional homelands of the Indigenous people and nations of the: Jicarilla Apache, Cheyenne, and the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute). We pay our respect to the land, the elders, and the people, their past, present and future leaders.
fer Day7 oft glitchtober2020…

08. _Øp▵qU3_ opaque glitch’z in/on surfaces of screens, waters, rivers, run’N̶N̶!N̶N̶g codes from the sources of 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western ●N̶N̶ d▲ɏꝏ aka DAY8 oft glitchtober2020…

09. run rough’shot overror glitch’t terrain like inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, the GlitchArt Game environment. DAY9 oft glitchtober2020…

10. ┼ꜦΞ_ ▵ ist_̶ƒ̶U.̶я̶я̶ APPLE istḱ̖̲̖̙̳͔͟’N̶N̶●+ rotten, ist just glitch’┼●d▲ɏ. !N̶N̶▲→ 鬼鎮 … Ghosttown ●N̶N̶ d▲ɏ!Ø aka DAY10 𐌏ft glitchtober2020…

11. “the American railroad lines proceeded by curves rather than straight lines: from the very beginning, this was the main characteristic of American railroads. As early as 1827,” the 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) glitch GlitchArt 當機藝術 Railroad line arrives on DAY11, curving around glitchtober2020… curvy

12. Kristina X had just run out of Silverror’s Saloon, found herself cold, alone, breathing crisp Autumn air deep into her chest, sudden’ly sober && about to confront Death Itself. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western fer DAY12 of glitchtober2020…

13. ƒ low’errs grow’NN greyscaled&&ditherr’d out here on the prairie inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) glitch GlitchArt 當機藝術 abstraction on DAY13 oft glitchtober2020…

14. A Pale White Death, un’ mask’ed, falls onto the stolen ground below onna outskirts of a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) fer DAY14 oft glitchtober2020…

15. “O’ ghostly night! The ghosts tonight!” Press spacebar to float weightless and press C to sink inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator fer DAY15 oft glitchtober2020… https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator

16. Sleep well yawl, safe and sound,” bundled up, inna bright white candlelight. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) f’err DAY16 oft glitchtober2020…

17. Kristina X, and her bramble wine, drinking herself into night after night, drunken drinking into dreamless sleep, repeating: “the lonely one”, “the only one”, “alone”… a clean getaway. Repetition glitch’t inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) f’orr DAY17 oftt glitchtober2020…

18. “We got no innocents out here. You’re either born into it or you die from it.” intoned The Cowgirl. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western. growth DAY18 oftt glitchtober2020…

19. “This is warez green&&black melt. All this hadBeen plannedBefore she wes built,” Captain Jack explained about his vessel. Sett’NN sails; sett’NN seas; sett’NN suns inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western. DAY19 oftt glitchtober2020…

20. ┼ A Cross Dissolve is a type of transition between footage source A to footage source B. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western. DAY20 oftt glitchtober2020… ┼

鬼鎮 _ģ̶̶̶Ꜧ̶Ø̶5̶5̶5̶7̶7̶7̶Ø̶W̶W̶W̶Ꜻ̶Ꜻ̶… (Ghosttown [dream sequence]) — jonCates (2016)

21. The first known use of the term monolithic dates back to 1825, that date on which the settler colonial nationstate now known as The United States ratified treaties with the Indigenous nations and people of the Great Osage and the Little Osage; the Kansas; the Ponca; the Cheyenne; the Hunkpapa; the Ricara; the Mandan, Belantae, Eloa and Minnetaree; the Crow; the Missouri and Ottoe; the Pawnee; and the Shawnee. The United States would then and continues to now consistently break treaties and violate Indigenous Sovereignty. As artist Santiago X says: “colonialism is a glitch”.

“STOLEN LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” — jonCates (2020), inspired by Santiago X

22. static, harsh, standing still, in the water, sacred. Mountainside tracks silence, following interference in the signal transmissions: A “power of machines (steam engines, factories, railroads, and, after 1844, the telegraph)” inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown), the Glitch Western on DAY22 of glitchtober2020…

23. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) was a boom’town when Ole Doc Benjamin Whey Sawbones swung in && setUp The Plague Doctor’s Apothecary. Healthy folks stay as far away as possible from the Ole Doc. He was always hold’n court in the cryptic corners of the Saloon or behind his shop with the backdoor open so he could peer inside the dimly lit tomb. He’d sit out back endless hours at the rickety little wooden table for two. Him and his infernal bird. Talking to that animal in low murmurs, his hoarse voice whispering secrets while the oily bird coughed up chunks of grit and noise like you never heard before. And ya aint heard since. If’n ya found yerself unfortunate enough to need a tincture to cure what ails ya, Ole Doc Sawbones would be there muttering about the ‘Twentythird Enigma” or sum suchness… Sum would say, just another day in The Glitch Western genre. Others would point towards the fact dat its DAY23 oftt’NN inna glitchtober2020…

24. MaMa said she her birth was easy, like a newborn horse, wet with blood and instinctually ready to run. Running hard, far and away, cut free, from that day on inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown. glitchtober DAY24

25. Miss Crystal’s timonds at The Well? …inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, Glitch Art Game environment, now available on itch 💀💎✨ https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator during glitchtober, DAY25…

26. Keep’NN the handsaw sharp && close to cut the bones + wood for the boats + coffins inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator on glitchtober DAY26

screenshot from inside the 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator glitchArt game environment

https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator

27. 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) unravelling a yarn woven with such glitched intricacies that no one knew where it would lead… jonCates, collaborating wit eccchobunny, inna glitchtober on DAY27

28. The Church of the Holy Transition, for The Light of the World, built on Rock of Ages Forevermore ~fromma~ 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, the Glitch Art Game environment, selected moments, onna DAY28 inna glitchtober

a few moments from inside the computer: https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator

&& another’rror view from outside the computer of the built environment:

29.
FROM: jonCates
TO: Glitch Artists Collective
DATE: 29th Octoberror 18:44 🌏
SUBJECT:
i.ƒ▲!L’d TØ: W̶W̶W̶Ɍy┼3 failure 29xxx’ɏ³𐆔.3̶Ɍ̶Ɍ̶Ø̶Ɍ̶z̶ Ð△Y ƒ3Ɍ̶Ɍ̶ glitchtober’rrors… cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading. cascading

Facebook is the Medium, Glitch Artists Collective is the Message.

ƒR◍M ┼3H̍͂̔̉̆̎̆̌̔̈́̓ͨ̏̎̚ _ƒu+uɌ’3Ɍ̶Ɍ̶ ØɌ̶Ɍ̶ƶ

till’NOW’www’s…

ov’error&&ov’errors.agaiNN’

30. Reaper made an instantiation of scythe, passing it, in a small’error form, to the girl. As she saw it materialize in the darkness, she reached out and grasped it, in her hands, between her fingers, a fretless, unstrung, wooden guitar. Her tears poured out even harder, flooding the guitar, turning its boat-shape into a bowl to carry her down deeperror… inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) during glitchtober on DAY30.

31. Get haunting, ghostly moves inna 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) ƒ🌕Ɍ Halloween! You are ghost && glitch tonight under fullMoon light, lastDaze of glitchtober on DAY31

https://systemsapproach.itch.io/ghosttown-spirit-simulator

School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Film, Video, New Media and Animation dept; Art History, Theory and Criticism dept.

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