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, Rhizome.org, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
The audio works of TRACEPLACESPACE were formed loosely in response to ever-accelerating technological developments, passing time, urgent ecological issues, and remarkable events of our globally connected system in process long before but brought to the forefront since the latter part of the year 2001. The works of TRACEPLACESPACE are components of a digital, multi-media, network-infused performance of the same title.
I like to perform this work in small community venues, outdoor gatherings, art-spaces, and galleries where everyone is welcome and can sit on the floor, talk to one another, and drink green tea. However I will perform TRACEPLACESPACE approximately anywhere.
I have to admit that I'd not given much thought to film outside the cinema, web film or live video, or anything like that, but I've spent lots of time here hanging out with Peter Horvath and I'm impressed.
Peter makes very beautiful films for the web, and you can check them all out online. Today he showed us The Presence of Absence, which was comissioned for the Whitney Museum's Artport in 2003, and then Tenderly Yours from 2005, which "resituates the personal, casual and ambiguous approach of French new wave cinema in a net art narrative that explores love, loss and memory. The story is recited by a striking and illustrious persona, who moves through the city with her lover. Her willful independence is intoxicating, though her sense of self is ambiguous..." Gorgeous.
“Ono had first done the performance in 1964, in Japan,
and again at Carnegie Hall, in New York, in 1965.
Ono sat motionless on the stage after inviting the audience
to come up and cut away her clothing, covering her breasts
at the moment of unbosoming.”
from Bedazzled .
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I'd be interested in exploring the idea of the epic in net art. I'm not so sure the examples given thus far qualify, except for World of Awe.
1ypv is not epic (it's just long)
toywar -- maybe epic
World of Awe -- I think that could definitely fit the definition -- it's epic
My Boyfriend... -- not so sure it's epic
pseudo.com -- was it *really* art? I'm leaning heavily toward "no"
I'm sure there's other stuff... It's mostly older stuff, things that were more narrative/cd-romish.
oops, to be clear...
"I believe he's trying to question whether or not net art is somehow short form. Is that the best way it works? My answer is no."
My meaning is that it isn't the ONLY way net art works. There's obviously lots and lots of great short and to-the-point net artworks out there.
"Epic... Interesting that we are interested int hese things. Wonder why."
It was brought up by Ed Halter at the Net Ae panel. I believe he's trying to question whether or not net art is somehow short form. Is that the best way it works? My answer is no. One of the web's chief strengths is it's ability to create an on-going relationship with individuals. Blogs are the most obvious example of how this works. But, are there ways to create this on-going relationship that don't accept all blog conventions? MTAA's 1ypv was one attempt at examining this question.
My opinion is that 'epic' isn't quite the right word for this. "Long form" perhaps is more clear?
I know Caitlin is out there somewhere and I know what she's thinking. "Boring!"
M.River, you pissed in the pool, now you have to swim in it.