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Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman

area: New Media

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June 2011 - June 2011

Every technology possesses its own inherent accidents.

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist/theorist who focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media.The visuals she makes are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Menkman emphasizes their positive consequences.

By combining both her practical as well as her academic background, Menkman merges her abstract pieces within a grand theory artifacts (a glitch studies). Besides the creation of a formal "Vernacular of File Formats", within her static work, she also create work in her Acousmatic Videoscapes. In these Videoscapes she strives to connect both sound and video artifacts conceptually, technically and sometimes narratively. 

In 2011 Rosa published a notebook on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts (at the Institute of Network Cultures), organized the GLI.TC/H festivals in both Chicago and Amsterdam and curated the Aesthetics symposium of Transmediale 2012. Besides this she toured Brazil, Us and Europe with my her AV performances The Collapse of PAL and The Glitch Moment/um. 

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