Our Political Work

Posted by MTAA | Fri Sep 19th 2008 10:40 a.m.


Hey everybody,

We put a new piece on the tubes. Check it out.


A 2008 commission of LX 2.0, a project of Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea.
http://www.lisboa20.pt/lx20/ and curated by Luis Silva.

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
— George Orwell

Continuing a series of computer-driven self-portraits, MTAA’s Our Political Work presents the artists in a never-ending state of screaming, yelling, waiting and sometimes laughing. Using 141 filmed moments, custom software randomly selects and joins video clips into a seemingly endless array of undignified action. Begun in 2007 and completed in 2008, Our Political Work creates an open-ended depiction of political discourse as Beckett-like action.
  • Rui Pedro Fonseca | Fri Sep 19th 2008 11:10 a.m.
    so, what is the political message?
    • T.Whid | Fri Sep 26th 2008 1:11 p.m.

      It's a pretty obvious endorsement of the McCain/Palin ticket.
  • Vijay Pattisapu | Wed Sep 24th 2008 4:35 p.m.
    the pauses are timed well :-)
  • Rui Pedro Fonseca | Fri Sep 26th 2008 1:49 p.m.

    So, who is who?

    How do people know that this work refers to McCain and Palin?
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