As the end of the year comes, so must the resolutions of last year (.../end). I kept this video back because I wanted to remake it; I believe it could and should have been better. But I leave this promise as part of a solution to move on. -next year will be full off.,, ..new differences/mistakes and me doing more and better-wrong.
This is what is left over on the old years' plate. Eat it with a kiss for new years!
The video is made with some regular datamoshing, while some of the sounds, especially in the end (music by Extraboy***!) are raw data files.
I walked into quite some people wearing my shirt [Disquieting dreams of lofi utopia] during Blip, which made me very proud***. I think it turned out quite cool as well, so I actually also wore it myself. As you can see on the photo(?), the color of the shirt is not black, but Charcoal. (some kind of grey-ish tone). I have had some requests from people to buy the shirt, so I am thinking about remaking them, since I am all out except for one girly or so. The problem is that I can only find expensive places online (around 20 euros, just for production of one shirt). If you have any suggestions on how to reprint the shirt (it has 4 colors), please let me know! Thank you!
From Time Out New York (17/12/09): "Rosa Menkman will tweak out with headliner Eat Rabbit, projecting a rapid-fire pixelated overload reminiscent of a Chris Cunningham Nintendo Nightmare."
Tomorrow (12/12) me and Goto80 will perform the glitch studies manifesto at Montevideo (the Dutch institute of Media art NIMK, Amsterdam) as part of the media playgrounds program. Regional Dutch television will be there to broadcast the performance live on television and via Internet. You can tune in here. We have never worked with a 'storyboard' before, so expect an experimental 1.0 glitch performance! The program: * 01:00-01:15 Interviews by David Garcia with Rosa Menkman / Goto80 * 01:15-01:35 Glitch Studies Manifesto: Rosa Menkman / Goto80
Above is my databend deer from the T-shirt design for blip festival. The Blip Festival has announced the schedule at their website. These are the times that I play: 17/12 12:40 Eat Rabbit 18/12 10:00 Little Scale ░░░░░11:20 Nullsleep (Colab w/ Paris) 19/12 8:00 The J Arthur Keenes Band (Colab w/ Enso) Of course I look forward to playing with Eat Rabbit who makes nice trashy gameboy acid music, meeting Enso and the The J. Arthur Keenes Band for the first time and collaborating with Paris for Nullsleep. But I am most proud of being teamed up with Little Scale, an Australian chip-scientist / "a music technologist" who has been doing all kinds of beautiful experiments in the past. Here I come! The Schedule for Public Assembly (brooklyn, 20/12) is also up (This will be a nice and meshy evening!): 8bk-ok: Paris & JYK Magic Hammer: Paris & JYK & Rosa IAYD: Paris & Rosa starPause: JYK & Rosa Anamanaguchi: Paris & JYK & Rosa
First of all, let me say thank you to the Dutch Embassy who made it possible for me to come all the way to Pixxelpoint in Nova Gorica / Gorizia, Slovenia / Italy, where gave a workshop/lecture about my research on glitches (and have a work in the exhibition). There is a very nice exhibition curated by Domenico Quaranta, which has a couple of very interesting works (glitch/compression related) that connect to my research:
Florian Cramer – Floppy Films, 2009.
(one of my semi-bummed-favorites, since I am working on a floppy release myself and did not know about this before).
Cramer played with video editing software and compression codecs in order to make short videos that fit the old medium’s capacity. One of the releases is an adaptation of the oscar nominated film Slumdog Millionaire (2009) as a 1.44 MB file. Taking the form of a 7x3 pixel / 8fps / 128 colors animated GIFs, rendering the respective dominant color palette, with all the consequent aesthetic considerations. More.
David Blackmore – Cracked LCDs, 2009.
In ‘Cracked LCDs’ Blackmore has been photographing broken Liquid Crystal Display Screens from the latest digital devices such as laptops, phones and cameras; technologies that play a large part in our modern daily routines. These digital forms have almost completely replaced analogue technology in industry and are fast replacing analogue forms in photographic art. Produced using solely traditional photographic equipment, Blackmore’s work catalogues and questions the place of obsolete technology in art and contemporary life.
This work reminded me of Jodis performance %SCR2 which was a continuation of our VJ Screencrack set last year at Cimatics.
and of course Mats Andrén & Anders Carlsson – HT Gold, 2008, which I described in this post.
More info about all the works can be found in the nice Pixxelpoint catalogue.
There is also a special clubinternet website made by Harm van Dorpel, that curates some of the works that are in the exhibition.
Blip Festival T-shirt design by me. It will be a present for all the generous donators that made this years festival possible, thank you also because you make it possible for me to finally come to the US, in less then 2 weeks! I am considering making a differently colored version to sell on the website - let me know if you are interested! Thanks to Goto80 for using his perfectly refined thinkpad image rendering skills!