Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and researcher. Her work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media. According to Menkman, these artifacts can offer precious insights into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardisation and resolution setting. As a compendium to this research, /\/\[email protected] published the Glitch Moment/um (inc, 2011), a little book on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts.

Rosa Menkman developed and highlighted the politics of resolution setting further in a second book titled Beyond Resolution (i.R.D., 2020). In this book, she describes how the standardization of resolutions is a process that generally promotes efficiency, order and functionality in our technologies. But how as a side effect, the setting of resolutions also compromises and obfuscates alternative possibilities.

In 2019 Rosa Menkman won the Collide, Arts at CERN Barcelona award, which came with a 3 month residency that inspired her recent research into im/possible images. In this new research MenkmanĀ aims to find new ways to understand, use and perceive through and with our technologies.