The video attempts a redefinition of queerness through the lens of the “glitch” – here understood as a theoretical tool for analyzing random and sudden interruptions or changes in systems of thought and action – while simultaneously a queer reading of the “Glitch Studies Manifesto”. Queerness is being understood as a fatal error of the otherwise impermeable patriarchal algorithm; an error that can be both threatening and enchanting, both destructive and liberating.
Eremus is a queer multimedia artist, a DJ, and an architect. His work explores the potential dangers and/or possibilities of informational technologies, surveillance strategies, and digital networks, as well as the relationship between queer identity and digitally augmented realities. His videos and installations have been exhibited in DIY exhibitions and events, as well as in the Athens Digital Arts Festival, the Peloponnesus International Documentary Festival, the KFFK (Short Film Festival Cologne), and the AMOQA, among others. He recently presented a performance at Performance ROOMS2020 organized by Kappatos Gallery, which explores notions of semi-conscious holographic forms of existence and bodily experience; a recurring theme in his work. He currently lives in Athens and studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts as an MA student in Digital Arts.