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Art 2.0: Can a high-tech gallery attract Boston’s art scene?

Screenshot from the Glitch Gallery’s Kickstarter of construction work on the studio.
Screenshot from the Glitch Gallery’s Kickstarter of construction work on the studio.

A group of Boston-based artists launched a Kickstarter campaign for a permanent high-tech gallery — something the city is noticeably lacking.

Led by visual artist Peter Zebbler Berdovsky, the Glitch Gallery is nearly halfway to its goal of $6,000 with five days left to go.

These artists are thinking ahead about how any future installation would be best displayed. They’re installing directional track lighting, sound systems, and a permanent HD projection area. Plus, it’s even flameproof.

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The funds from the Kickstarter would pay for supplies, construction, legal counsel, insurance, and future installations and exhibitions.

The initial plan is to hold shows every other month, and members will get included access to the exhibitions, technology workshops, screenings, lectures, and “acroyoga” or acrobatic yoga.

Hopefully the Boston Police Department doesn’t get confused about the multimedia Glitch Gallery— Zebbler’s “Mooninite” LED installation for Adult Swim was investigated as a “bomb scare” in 2007, ultimately leading to $2 million in fines for Cartoon Network.

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