&nbrs;Beyond Resolution


Menkman’s work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch, encoding and feedback artifacts). These artifacts can facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions. This process of imposing efficiency, order and functionality does not just involve the creation of protocols and solutions, but also entails black-boxed, obfuscated compromises and alternative possibilities that are in danger of staying forever unseen or even forgotten. In her research, which is both artistic and theoretical, Menkman intends to uncover the interests of anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply "too good to be implemented" resolutions.

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Rosa Menkman (1983, Arnhem, NL) is a Dutch artist, curator and researcher.

In 2011 Menkman wrote the Glitch Moment/um, a little book on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts (published by the Institute of Network Cultures), co-facilitated the GLI.TC/H festivals in both Chicago and Amsterdam and curated the Aesthetics symposium of Transmediale 2012. She was part of the curatorial team of Sonic Acts (2016-2017). 

Since 2012 Menkman has been curating exhibitions that intend to illuminate the different ecologies of glitch (filtering failure, glitch genealogies, glitch moment/ums and Tactical ᴳlitches - the latter one together w/ Nick Briz).

In 2015 Menkman started the institutions for Resolution Disputes [iRD], during her solo show at Transfer Gallery New York. The iRD are institutions dedicated to researching the interests of anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply "too good to be implemented" resolutions.

Since 2018 Menkman is Vertretungsprofessur Neue Medien | Visuelle Kommunikation at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.