Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Aljira Emerge OPEN CALL

An opportunity for New York and New Jersey area artists.

MTAA are just completing this program. It was very helpful in helping us define our goals and coming up with strategies for attaining them. Aljira has a really nice exhibition space in Newark and Emerge is done in association with Creative Capital.

The Aljira Emerge program involves strategic planning workshops, an exhibition, and other professional development programs.

From Aljira:

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2005 semester of Aljira Emerge, a career management and exhibition program for emerging artists.

Click here to learn more and download a PDF application.

All applications for the fall semester, which begins September 24, 2005, must be in Aljira’s office by FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2005. This is not a postmark deadline!

Net/New Media artists should apply!


Forbes Best of Art Blogging


Today Forbes Magazone Online released its Summer 2005 Best of the Web edition featuring ten favorites in categories such as Small Business, Heath and Fitness, Music, Auto, Video Blogging and, to my delight, Art. With the absence of any entertainment style blogs, it's refreshing that an Art Blog section came through. Yes, abLA is mentioned alongside blog friends Modern Art Notes and From the Floor. I am not going to get into the sites overlooked and why they should be included. Lists always miss something. (I will point out that Artforum Diary, though online, is not a blog and that one site from a person I adore hasn't been updated in over a year) or some of the factual inaccuracies. What is important is the highlighting of art blogs biggest achievement:

Perhaps most importantly, blogs revive the fine art of discussing ideas--an antidote to one-sided, jargon-filled critics' pronouncements.

Don't get me wrong, I like jargon but I like the kick-in-the-pants blogs give jargon more. I mean here we are right now, at the best part of blogs - interacting with the media. What a cycle.


petiteMort issue03: Something from Nothing

ISSUE no. 03, Summer 2005 - 6 new stories ONLINE NOW!
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We discuss with Arcangel Constantini the evolution of his HTML wrestling
matches called Infomera. We also discuss the pros and cons of being a
net-artist and curator in Mexico City. Through his promotion and support for
Latin American digital art and culture he has proven that you can make
something from immaterial ones and zeros...

And lots more!
- Twhid


Member RSS: 300 more feeds!

Francis Hwang:

I just turned on our Member RSS feeds. Starting today, Rhizome Members have the option of publishing their Rhizome activity via RSS. This includes artworks and texts added to Rhizome within the past year.

These feeds can be found from a member page. Here's the member page of
Minneapolis-based artist Abinadi Meza:

Note the line that says "Member RSS feed" and points you to this:

... which you could then enter into your RSS reader/aggregator/reBlog
tool and do whatever with.

Every Member has the option of having a syndication feed, though they can also opt out by choosing to be anonymous on their preferences page.

This feature adds more than 300 feeds to our mix of syndication feeds. (300 is a lot less than our membership, but that's the number of Members who have posted art or text in the past year and have elected to be anonymous.)

Let me know your thoughts, whether this is useful, how it could be made more useful, etc.

And don't forget, if you feel like making a Member contribution, go to .


Heaven & Earth Foundation Launch Party

You are cordially invited to a party in celebration of the launching of the new project on The Thing.

Thursday, July 28th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Postmasters Gallery
459 w. 19th St. NYC 10011