Nick Briz
Since 2008
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Nick Briz is a new-media artist, educator, and organizer whose work has been shown internationally at festivals and institutions, including the FILE Media Arts Festival (Rio de Janeiro, BR); the Images Festival (Toronto, CA); the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Museum of Moving Image (NYC); Furtherfield Gallery (London, UK); Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas (Venezuela); Miami Art Basel;
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Destructural Video

Hey John,

I'm currently working towards my MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my focus is very similar. We differ in that maybe I'm a bit more concerned with the digital glitch specifically, as I'm very interested in the way that it relates to digital culture. However, after looking at your blog I noticed there's definitely a lot of overlap in our interests. Some things:

Here's an article I wrote on Glitch Art recently:

I also put this together:

Here's a link to some of my work:

I've also been very interested in curating this kind of work. I curated a program called Glitch Night in Orlando FL last year and I'm curating a program called Glitch: Investigations into the New Ecology of our Digital Age here's a flyer for that:
I can email you program notes/associated writings if you'd like.

Also here are others that have written on/worked with Glitch Art which you might find interesting:
Evan Meaney (

Rosa Menkman (

Iman Moradi (

Richard Almond (

Hope this helps, There's a lot more where this came from, just let me know.


Turrican tune (2007) - played by Duracell

very insightful comment Resipiscent.

Seriously, first of all totally "predictable" I mean, how many times are we going to see these solo drummers with their minimalist set-ups running through a series of triggers/contact mics connected to synthesizers and other devices, I mean I can just list them out... wait I'm blanking, could you list them for me?

And yea "weak and boring" is right... I mean I almost fell asleep watching this video (I'm surprised the live audience didn't) what's with this desire to revisit retro NES pop aesthetics, exploring its unique textures, structures, and it's relationship and influence to a particular generation of artists and then recontextualizing them in this beautifully (and brutally) ephemeral fashion. I mean when will the children of the 80's grow up already?

... wait I'm confused, what qualifies as content for rhizome again?



Grad School: SAIC vs RISD

thanks for your thoughts... I'm actually starting SAIC in a few weeks though.
fingers crossed.

(I want to enter the tip of the iceberg)