"Automatic for the People: ( )" FINAL poll: CONCLUSION!

Posted by MTAA | Fri Jan 16th 2009 10:54 a.m.

This is it! The last vote!

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 do during this performance and how they do it is up for a vote.

Go here to participate: http://mtaa.net/vote/


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 to refer to these themes during the performance: Marcel Duchamp, chat rooms, ukuleles and take-out food

Poll 5 - we will game, build, dance and photograph (slowly) during the performance

Poll 6 - we'll be dressed as robots

Poll 7 - the general public will be allowed to attend the performance

Poll 8 - and they've chosen to have wine & cheese for refreshment

Poll 9 - the nature of the space will be 'all over the place'

Poll 10 - CONCLUSION! The final poll!

[list][*]simulated applause and cheering
[*]just walk away
[*]remove all traces of the artwork
[*]dance party
[*]shower of flowers
[*]group heckling
[*]peer review
[*]balloon launch
[*]group picnic
[*]photo op[/list]



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

To do this:

1. go to mtaa.net/vote
2. download the audio tour in MP3 format
3. vote

(You can also listen to the audio tour on your phone: 415-294-3609, 424#.)


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