iRD ___ the works ///

‘Myopia’ (2015)
I got the chance to take my thoughts to Transfer Gallery, and make my dreams reality, or at least give them some new shape and form. I named it iRD. I explained why in a couple of interviews, if you want to know: Postmatter, Creators Project and over at Furtherfield for a more lengthy prequel.

I am exhausted. Emotionally I am baked. Financially I am toasted, and when it comes to my future dreams and life beyond iRD - it all went up in flames. But I am ok.. So here we are, oh no wait, here I am. Its me, alone and I made a great show, I am proud of it.
Want to be part of it? I will send you patch!

So Transfer and the iRD will be open for a couple of more days! Come either this Thursday for the special additivist Manifesto event, or on Saturday, the last opening day of the iRD.
In any case, here is an overview of the works:

iRD Patch
iRD patch (2015) [limited availability, contact me]
Black on black embroidered logo [iRD]
Encryption key to the institutions
RLE  010 0000 - 101 1111
σ ≠ 1984

2 . institutions of Resolution Disputes (2015) institutions of Resolution Disputes (2015)
20” Acrylics
The 5 institutions of the iRD

Tacit:Blue (2015)
2 min. single channel video
Between a Masonic pigpen and DCT
hardware used: nova drone by Casper Electronics w/ custom patching
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  ‘Beyond Resolution’ (2015)
Video soon to be released! 15:30 min AV live performance registration that took
place at Static Gallery, Liverpool, January 2015.
Featuring video images by Alexandra Gorczynski
and sounds from Professional Grin by Knalpot.
Sound mastering by Sandor Caron.
Environmental Sound: Beyond Resolution sound
remix by Ryan Maguire, moDernisT  http://theghostinthemp3.com

Myopia 2015
‘Myopia’ (2015) ‘Myopia’ (2015)
Wall vinyl with wavelets and extruding vectors.
Zooms into the JPG2000 wavelet compression artefacts.

Transfer Gallery,
Located at 1030 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11211
Gallery Hours
Saturdays 2-6PM && by appointment with director@transfergallery.com


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.


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

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.


*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

1030 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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