Rosa Menkman is an artist and researcher from the Netherlands. Her work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch and encoding and feedback artifacts). She believes that these artifacts can facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions.
The standardization of resolutions is 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 artistic and theoretical, she intends to uncover 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.