An update on MTAA's Automatic for the People: ( ) project

Posted by MTAA | Thu Dec 4th 2008 8:13 p.m.

An update on MTAA's Automatic for the People: ( ) project.
Artists MTAA will conduct a performance on Feb 7 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. What they during this performance and how they do it is up for a vote.

Go here to participate:


This is the situation thus far...

Prologue - a live audience at SFMOMA votes that the Automatic for the People: ( ) performance should happen in SFMOMA's freight elevator
Poll 1 - the people decided that the performance should be titled: Automatic for the People: (We Solemnly Promise That No One Will Get Naked)
Poll 2 - it is decided that the duration of the performance should be "the exact same length as R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' album"
Poll 3 - house plants, 2x4s, lawn chairs and a PA are to be used as props during the performance
Poll 4 - we've been directed tol refer to these themes during the performance: Marcel Duchamp, chat rooms, ukuleles and take-out food
Poll 5 - Actions. Poll is open NOW!

[*]sound, break, climb, fast, pray
[*]game, build, dance, slow, photograph
[*]speak, fold, read, spin, start
[*]drone, slide, pour, loop, light
[*]race, whisper, see, tip, film
[*]guess, learn, bite, fix, rejoice
[*]compare, divide, decide, call
[*]cry, tie, shut, cast, burst, knit
[*]ring, buy, sweep, meet, spend
[*]send, tell, grind, ride, forget


We suggest that you listen to the museum audio tour when visiting the Automatic for the People: ( ) website to vote.

First, go to

Then, dial: 415-294-3609, 424#.

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