Rosa Menkman (NL)
Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and researcher whose work focuses on noise artefacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch and encoding and feedback artefacts).
These artefacts facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardisation via resolutions, a process that generally imposes efficiency, order and functionality on our technologies. It does not just involve the creation of protocols and solutions, but also entails the obfuscation of compromises and the black-boxing of alternative possibilities, which are as a result in danger of staying forever unseen or even forgotten.
Through her research, which is both practice based and theoretical, she uncovers these anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply “too good to be implemented” resolutions—to produce new ways to use and perceive through our technologies.