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Rosa Menkman - 365 Perfect De-Calibration

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Rosa Menkman
365 Perfect De-Calibration

365 Perfect is “the best FREE virtual makeup app, period. It’s like having a glam squad in your pocket” – or so states the software.

The options in the app include virtual photo make-up, which has filters such as ‘delete blemishes’, or ‘brighten and soften skin’. It can also deepen the smile, put lipstick or even lip tatoos, enlarge the eyes and make the face slimmer, lift the cheeks, enhance the nose, or resize the lips. And lets not forget to whiten the teeth, add eyelashes, eye liner and eyebrows and finally change the hairstyle.

In 365 Perfect, Menkman used the app to make herself perfect. not once, not twice, but hundreds of times over, one year long perfection.

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and researcher of resolutions. Her work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media. These artifacts can offer precious insights into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardisation and resolution setting. As a compendium to this research, she published the Glitch Moment/um (inc, 2011), a little book on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts and Beyond Resolution (i.R.D., 2020)

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