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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found this very interesting
From Wired News, available online at:
Whisper the Songs of Silence
2:00 a.m. May 29, 2002 PDT
Music generated on a computer is usually associated with the thumping
beats of techno. But a quieter aesthetic is emerging.
It's so subtle you can hardly hear it.
"Lowercase sound" is the name given to a loose movement in electronic
music that emphasizes very quiet sounds and the long, empty silences between them.
See also: -
Web Revival for Old Mac Interface -
Grads Want to Study on EMacs, Too -
Free Love and Selling Macs -
Join the Cult of Mac
Created largely by scientists, techies and experimental musicians,
lowercase recordings are frequently based on the magnification of minute sounds through a computer, typically a Macintosh.
Listen up: Toshimaru Nakamura's "nimb #20" (Sounds from a mixing board
feeding back on itself with no inputs). MP3 Download (1 MB)
Recent compositions include a bubbling symphony of boiling tea
kettles, the gentle hiss of blank tapes being played through a stereo and the soft bumps of helium balloons hitting the ceiling.
Listen up: Bernhard Gal's (a.k.a. gal) "Zhu Shui" (Zhu Shui is
Mandarin for 'boiling water'. All sounds originate from boiling up and
cooling down tea kettles.). MP3 Download
>wondering why they didn't come out with a "They Rule" : Net.art scene
>version. Because sometimes it appears that the same "ruling" systems for big
>business are at play in the the Art world.
what sort of conspiracies are you imagining?
just curious :-)
happening with this org.
Creative Commons News:
The Creative Commons project was officially announced, and its new website
was launched, on Thursday, May 16. See http://www.creativecommons.org.
Creative Commons plans to provide a free set of tools to enable creators to
share aspects of their copyrighted works with the public or to dedicate
them entirely to the public domain. Stanford Law School Professor and
Creative Commons Chairman Lawrence Lessig described the new project this
way when he spoke at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference: "Our
tools will make it easier for people to make some or all of their rights
available to the public for free. If, for example, an artist wants to make
her music available for non-commercial use, or with just attribution, our
tools will help her express those intentions in a 'machine-readable' form.
Computers will then be able to identify and understand the terms of the
license, making it easier for people to search for and share creative
Read more at http://www.creativecommons.org and tell us what you think!
Feedback is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for your input,
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling