3/20/2015

institution #1

The iRD calls attention to media resolutions. These resolutions function as settlements (solutions), but at the same time form a compromise between different actors (objects, materialities and protocols) disputing their stakes in the claim of “new territories” by technological colonization.

3/18/2015

solo show: INSTITUTIONS OF RESOLUTION DISPUTE [iRD] opening the 28th of March

INSTITUTIONS OF RESOLUTION DISPUTE [iRD]
a solo exhibition by Rosa Menkman
March 28th – April 18th, 2015


Detail from ‘Myopia’, Rosa Menkman, 2015


TRANSFER is pleased to present ‘INSTITUTIONS OF RESOLUTION DISPUTE [iRD]’, the first NYC solo exhibition from Dutch artist Rosa Menkman.


institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD]


“everywhere we imagined ourselves standing turned into a cliche beneath our feet”
Naomi Klein, No logo, 1999.


RESOLUTIONS INFORM BOTH MACHINE VISION AND HUMAN WAYS OF PERCEPTION. THEY ARE THE MATERIAL OF EVERYDAY LIFE*, UBIQUITOUS, WHILE HUMANS HAVE GONE MOSTLY OBLIVIOUS. iRD STRIVES FOR A RADICAL MATERIALIST re-(RE-)DISTRIBUTION OF THE SENSIBLE**.


*Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, 1984.
**Jacques Ranciere, The Politics of Aesthetics, 2004.


Even the most glitchy-glitch is just the vernacular of an already present, not evenly distributed future. When we walk inside these futures we find ourselves momentarily stuck inside a pocket of ambiguous ‘freespace’, a fountain of inspiration and curiosity. Until we find resolution.


Resolutions inform both machine vision and human ways of perception. Rules, or protocols, change data in order to store, show, move and connect between technologies. Protocols, together with objects and their materialities, form the resolutions that make technology run smoothly (Alexander Galloway, Protocol, 2006). But these resolutions form not only a solution, but also a compromise between multiple underlying media properties. A resolution is not a neutral facility but carries historical, economical and political ideologies. The cost of all of these media protocols is that we have gradually become unaware of the choices and compromises they represent. We are collectively suffering from technological myopia where these qualities have moved beyond a fold of perspective.


Resolutions involve   /* --and lost alternatives-- */


Have we become bad at constructing our own resolutions, or are we just oblivious to resolutions and their inherent compromises?


The iRD calls attention to media resolutions and does not /just/ aestheticize their formal qualities or denounce them as ‘Evil’ (Matthew Fuller, Andrew Goffey, Evil Media, 2012).  iRD intends to expose methods of 'creative problem creating’ (jon.satrom, creative problem creating, 2013), to bring authorship back to the actors involved during the building of a 'resolution'.


While the gospel of resolutions sings about new standards implemented through corruption, iRD displays forms of vernacular resistance based on misleading, false, or ambiguous data and maybe a chanting jabberwocky, venturing along the bootleg trails above a Sea of Fog.


About the Artist :::


Rosa Menkman (b. 1983, Netherlands) is a Dutch artist and theorist who focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in both analogue and digital media. The visuals she makes result from glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative, Menkman emphasizes their positive consequences: these artifacts facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure world of media resolutions. Since 2007 Menkman performs worldwide with her (audio)visual work.  In 2011 Menkman released theThe Glitch Moment/um’ with the Institute of Network Cultures.


A full inventory of work from ‘iNSTITUTES OF RESOLUTION DISPUTE [iRD]’ is available from the gallery. Please inquire with the director@transfergallery.com to request information.


Made possible by: Kelani Nichole / TRANSFER Gallery
Featuring: Alexandra Gorczynski, Knalpot and Sandor Caron, Casper Electronics (nova drone)
Inspirations: Daniel Rourke and Moreshin Allahyari, Daniel Temkin, Susan Schuppli, Nick Briz, Liam Young
Thanks to: Lotte Menkman, Ben Crum, Paul Caplan, Martijn van Boven, Lorna Mills, Annette Wolfsberger



Events + Gallery Hours :::


Reception with the Artist
Saturday, March 28th  from 7PM–11PM


Gallery Hours
Saturdays, March 28 – April 18, 2015  from 2PM–6PM or by appointment anytime


TRANSFER Gallery
1030 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Schedule a private viewing or inquire for more details with  director@transfergallery.com

3/13/2015

//Agenda // Lunar Storm at Glasgow Short Film Festival

Lunar Storm as part of the Vertical Cinema program at Glasgow Short Film Festival
Look at that gorgeous photo! 
Yesterday my celluloid short film Lunar Storm was screened as part of the Vertical Cinema program at Glasgow Short Film Festival, It looks amazing! 
Next week Vertical Cinema is moving continents to SXSW. Wow. 
And I am too, for my solo show at TRANSFER Gallery New York! 
Besides that, if you are in Birmingham tonight: there will be a screening of Ways of Something 1,2&3 @ Vivid Projects (with one minute by me and many more minutes by more amazing people) Thanks to the wonderful Lorna Mills!
Oh yes, and next week: the Symposium Born Digital in Breda, Netherlands, where I will talk with Jan Robert LeegteJosephine Bosma Gerben Willers and Rafaël Rozendaal!


The Line-up:
11/03/15 - Vertical Cinema @ GSFF, Glasgow, Scotland
12/03/15 - Ways of Something @ VIVID, Birmingham, UK
17/03/15 - Vertical Cinema @ SXSW, Texas, US. 
21/03/15 - Symposium Born Digital @ Moti, Breda, NL
26/03/15 - Vertical Cinema @ Strijp, Eindhoven, NL
28/03/15 - institute of Resolution Dispute, Solo @ Transfer Gallery, NY, US. 
01/04/15 - Artist talk at Artist now! @ the UW, Milwaukee, US.  


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