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

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BIO

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.

TRACEPLACESPACE




New audio by Cary Peppermint, check it out…

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TRACEPLACESPACE
seven audio works .mp3 - Cary Peppermint 2007

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.

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Filming Outside the Cinema


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 Horvath, Tenderly YoursPeter 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.

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Cut Piece - Yoko Ono


Cut Piece - Yoko Ono
Cut Piece (2006, 36.5MB, 9 min)

“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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Conglomco Media Network announces http://meta-cc.net live


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Conglomco Media Network is pleased to announce the official beta release of the META[CC] video engine at http://meta-cc.net.

META[CC] seeks to create an open forum for real time discussion, commentary, and cross-refrencing of electronic news and televised media. By combining strategies employed in web-based discussion forums, blogs , tele-text subtitling, on-demand video streaming, and search engines, the open captioning format employed by META[CC] will allow users to gain multiple perspectives and resources engaging current events. The system is adaptable for use with any cable or broadcast television network.

We hope that you will take a moment from your viewing time to add the RSS feed of a blog you find noteworthy. As more information sources are supplied to META[CC], the more intelligent the system becomes. As such, the META[CC] search engine is apolitical and influenced only by the news and information sources supplied by its viewers/users. We apologize, but at this time podcasts and vlogs are not supported.

Many thanks for your interest and participation,
The META[CC] team
http://meta-cc.net

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Open Call for Sound Works : WILD INFORMATION NETWORK


Cary Peppermint:

WILD INFORMATION NETWORK
The Department of Ecology, Art, and Technology
Open Call for Sound Works In Mp3 Format - Deadline April 1, 2006

http://www.restlessculture.net/deepwoods

If we encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the “natural

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DISCUSSION

Re: censorship on rhizome


At 16:49 +0100 6/21/02, furtherfield wrote:
>Hi Rachel,
>
>Might be getting closer to the source - it is not censorship at all. It
>could be someone who has put on child protection, in relation to language on
>their comp; but is still receiving rhizome raw.
>
>marc

http://www.gfisoftware.com/me/mesfeatures.htm

this looks to be the software that blocked the email. not to hard to
find, took about a 10 sec google.

prolly someone who's place of business uses this software. i thought
it was fairly obvious from the message that it wasn't rhizome's
server doing it.

At 12:22 +0100 6/21/02, furtherfield wrote:
>MAIL ESSENTIALS SENDER NOTIFICATION
>
>The following message:
>

below is the server that caught it.

>TO: postmaster@ipass.com
>FROM: info@furtherfield.org
>DATE: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:24:10 +0100
>Subject: Re: Mail Delivery Status Notification
>
>
>Has been deleted by Mail Essentials for the following reason(s):
>
>Body contains word(s)/phrase(s) 'sex'

fairly clear that Mail Essentials was the culprit on ipass.com,
nothing to do with rhizome.
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<twhid>
http://www.mteww.com
</twhid>

DISCUSSION

Re: [thingist] Context Breeder Mid-Project Report


At 18:20 -0400 6/19/02, John Klima wrote:
>hi scott & all,
>
>harp away
>
>sgp wrote:
>>
>> John,
>> I'm gonna harp a bit. I think you're argument for sophistication is off
>> base.
>
>again, i think pop up instructions are all it needs for comprehension.
>in this case i do care that it is understandable, and the pop-ups will
>solve the problem for folks who don't get it right away. some folks did
>and some folks didn't, about 50/50.

just for the record, i got it within 30 secs

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<twhid>
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</twhid>

DISCUSSION

Re: You are the Agent of Alternative Reality


At 15:25 -0400 6/19/02, Curt Cloninger wrote:

If I spraypaint "Nike exploits" on a subway wall, I am subverting the
company from without.

If I trick Nike into saying "Nike exploits" in their own ad
campaigns, if I trick them into using their own marketing money to
distribute this slogan, if I trick them into thinking that they are
promoting their own brand when in fact they are undermining it -- I
am subverting the company from within.

That is what I mean by "literally infiltrating the corporations."
The goals of this project may well be vague, too subtle,
unaccountable, misdirected, whatever -- but the vehicle this project
uses to subvert the companies is unique to most hacktivist art
projects. It is an attack from within rather than from without.
Nike is not obliged to deal with the scrawled subway criticism, but
they are obliged to deal with their own ad campaign.

Obviously this ACR project won't get Nike to advertise "Nike
exploits." But it has already gotten corporations to distribute an
icon that is now recognizable as anti-corporate by anybody familiar
with the project. In that sense, it has literally infiltrated the
corporations.

no argument. the images seem to have infiltrated the corporate wall,
but my point IS STILL, "so what"? the images don't carry an
anti-corporate message no matter how hard the photographer and we may
wish them to.

>In activism isn't there an accountability for the end result?
>Lets >say the corporation finds
>out that the stock photography they bought was photographed >by a
>guy who made a vague
>statement about infiltration; never targeting a specific
>company, >does not espouse any
>political agenda; does not expose a cause or belief. How is this >activism?

The project's organizer does espouse an agenda (although I agree that
it's difficult to decipher from the "crypt.CORPS" text accompanying
the project's web site). He may be lurking even now reading this.
Damian, what is your agenda?

>This is essentially
>the same as if a company found out that the actor in the ad for >the
>beef council was a
>vegetarian. Are they going to pull the ads? I sincerely doubt it.

If the vegetarian spokesperson set up a website about how clueless he
thought the beef council was and how he thought they were mindless,
greedy fools, and if that web site got a lot of press, you bet they
would pull the ads.

>This seems more to me like a wink and a nod for designers who >feel
>guilty about what they
>do for money. They get a chance to feel like they're making a >difference.

As opposed to unemployed anti-corporate performance artists who are
making a real difference?

[always have to get yer little shots in dontchya curt? i think the
axe is plenty sharp ;-)]

As I've said elsewhere, this is not the A1 best anti-corporate
project to ever come down the pipe, but I find its tactics
interesting and instructive.

and it's judged against the exploits of RTMark, eToy, EDT who are
doing a much better job at this sort of thing.

i don't think the project is horrible; i like it quite a bit esp on a
formal level. but i have to agree with eryk, it seems to be a way for
guilt ridden corporate lackeys (a group to which i proudly belong) to
attempt a safe and tidy protest.

more of a whine than a wink imo.

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<twhid>
http://www.mteww.com
</twhid>

DISCUSSION

Re: You are the Agent of Alternative Reality


from net art news:

You are the Agent of Alternative Reality

"Alternative Corporate Reality" (ACR) is a nose-thumbing tactical
media project that tricks corporations into using anti-corporate
icons in their own ad campaigns. Freelance graphic designers are
challenged to download ACR stock photography and use it in ad
campaigns for their corporate clients. This ACR stock photography
features recognizable project organizer Damian Stephens in various
mock-serious power poses. Participating designers then upload samples
of their "subverted" corporate work to the ACR site as evidence of
their bravado. More of a sly wink than a thrown brick, but every
little bit counts when you're fighting the man.

<http://media.k10k.net/issues/issuewarp.php?ID7&URL=issues/issue117/index.php>http://media.k10k.net/issues/issuewarp.php?ID7&URL=issues/issue117/index.php

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this seems like a very interesting project, but the images aren't
anti-corporate or subversive in anyway that i can tell.

simply labeling an image 'subversive' don't make it so.

i don't see how this project works to 'subvert' anything at all,
except in the minds of few designers who are in the know.

good luck to the producer though, it's always nice to get free stock anyway.
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<twhid>
http://www.mteww.com
</twhid>

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: You are the Agent of Alternative Reality


note: i was referring to the mobile communication collection,
apologies for not being clear.

i looked this site over pretty closely a couple of weeks ago, looking
specifically for images in the backgrounds that could be subversive.
didn't see anything that would be noticeable enough to have an effect
on an average viewer of these images and was left wondering what it's
effect may be outside of those (like us) who are in on the joke.

if an image makes it to a big campaign (highly unlikely) and enough
people know it's 'subversive' then i suppose we can all laugh at the
company. but i don't see this subverting anything other than the
stock houses that may lose a minuscule amount of business (it could
be argued that the images they sell are more satirical than the ones
used at ACR) by people using these free ones.

it's a catch-22, if the images were overtly subversive they wouldn't
get past the clients. if you make the subversion too subtle they
simply become free stock. i would argue that the photographer didn't
hit the sweet spot in the middle.

take care

At 13:35 -0400 6/18/02, Rachel Greene wrote:
>i agree that the poses aren't subversive. but there is a subtle laugh track
>playing in the background... that is the element of resistance i think.
>
>
>> from net art news:
>>
>> You are the Agent of Alternative Reality
>>
>> "Alternative Corporate Reality" (ACR) is a nose-thumbing tactical
>> media project that tricks corporations into using anti-corporate
>> icons in their own ad campaigns. Freelance graphic designers are
>> challenged to download ACR stock photography and use it in ad
>> campaigns for their corporate clients. This ACR stock photography
>> features recognizable project organizer Damian Stephens in various
>> mock-serious power poses. Participating designers then upload samples
>> of their "subverted" corporate work to the ACR site as evidence of
>> their bravado. More of a sly wink than a thrown brick, but every
>> little bit counts when you're fighting the man.
>>
http://media.k10k.net/issues/issuewarp.php?ID7&URL=issues/issue117/index.php
>>

twhid wrote:
>> this seems like a very interesting project, but the images aren't
>> anti-corporate or subversive in anyway that i can tell.
>>
>> simply labeling an image 'subversive' don't make it so.
>>
>> i don't see how this project works to 'subvert' anything at all,
>> except in the minds of few designers who are in the know.
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<twhid>
http://www.mteww.com
</twhid>