Alexander Scrimgeour Parses Reterritorialization in Rosa Menkman’s “Whiteout”

“As the camera keeps pixelating this fluctuating plane of oversaturated grays, a GPS dot tracks movements and we hear the buzzing of a device that makes electromagnetic radiation humanly audible.”
– Writer Alexander Scrimgeour, parsing Rosa Menkman’s 2020 video piece Whiteout, in which the Dutch artist narrates the loss of sensory reference points as she hikes up a mountain during a snowstorm—a sensation “theorized in hindsight with a riff on lines, scales, and reterritorialization”
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