• This uncanny glitch art from Rosa Menkman may cause existential crises
04.30.14

This uncanny glitch art from Rosa Menkman may cause existential crises

There’s a dash of bizarreness in any old glitch, but the glitch art found in the interactive digital art project Xilitla is dizzying, clashing, the stuff of nightmares you can’t wake up from. A work of protracting triangles, haunting mannequin faces, and zigzag patterns, Xilitla was created in game engine Unity by glitch practitioner Rosa Menkman, who a few years ago authored Glitch Moment/um, a book which covers the increasing popularization of the glitch aesthetic in digital art. All I have to say is thank heaven computers never glitch out so badly or I would burn my laptop and stay off the Internet forever.

Xilitla is downloadable for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can watch a mini-documentary on the making of it below, or beeline to her site and start weirding yourself out now.