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

PORTFOLIO (10)
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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Discussions (875) Opportunities (2) Events (9) Jobs (1)
DISCUSSION

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


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/

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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]

http://mtaa.net/vote/

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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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more info on MTAA:
http://mtaa.net/mtaaRR
http://mteww.com

DISCUSSION

An update on MTAA's


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/

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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 - Refreshments! Poll now OPEN! http://mtaa.net/vote/
[list][*]wine and cheese
[*]milk and cookies
[*]beer and pretzels
[*]tea and crumpets
[*]martinis and olives
[*]espresso and biscotti
[*]popcorn and soda pop
[*]root beer and ice cream
[*]coffee and cake
[*]bread and water[/list]

http://mtaa.net/vote/

EVENT

10 More Awkward Metaphors for Sex and Death (The OTO Holiday Show)


Dates:
Sat Dec 20, 2008 00:00 - Tue Dec 16, 2008

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On December 20, 2008 from 7pm - 10pm, Over The Opening (OTO) is pleased to present new works by Michael Sarff.

10 More Awkward Metaphors for Sex and Death (The OTO Holiday Show)

1. Live Dramatic Reading (Princess Leia's Hologram Message)
2. Live Dramatic Reading (Disconnection of HAL 9000's Higher Functions)
3. Group Assemble (Home Brewed Black Play-Doh)
4. Group Assemble (Puzzle of Google Map of Puzzle Location)
5. Give Away (edition of Tyvek Jump Suits)
6. Give Away (5 Paintings of Market Collapse Charts and 5 Paintings of Birth Rates Charts)
7. Wheat Paste Posters of 6 Word Cliches (Youth Is Wasted On The Young x10 )
8. Wheat Paste Posters of 6 Word Cliches (Let The Punishment Fit The Crime x10 )
9. Screen (1 Hour Sunset 90 Degrees Counter Clockwise - Summer 08)
10. Screen (1 Hour Sunrise 90 Degrees Clockwise - Winter 08)

LEIA: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.
HAL: Hey, Dave, what are you doing?

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December 20, 2008 7 - 10PM
Over The Opening (aka MTAA's studio)
60 N. 6th St. (2nd flr)
Brooklyn, NY

more info: http://www.tinjail.com/over_the_opening/


DISCUSSION

Response to "New Media Artists vs Artists With Computers"


MTAA discussing something very similar 10 years ago in an interview with Colin Keefe.
November 18, 1998

M: [...] getting more people involved in what online art might be, and not just people who already had sophisticated computers. Which is kind of another thing that we think about, is that we're not really trying to make sophisticated -

T: - technically sophisticated -

M: - technically sophisticated work because the net is a wide - the web is a wide thing, but you know, a lot of it is inaccessible.

T: For some stuff we see on the web, it just seems like a lot of gadgetry. And it's kind of formal, you know, like formal art. It's like an abstract expressionist painting or something, it's just about the painting, you know? And, I don't know, I've just never been that interested in formal art, since my early college days, you know? It just bugs me. We like to have some sort of *content* other than just the medium itself. I mean people were talking about "browser art" and I
was just like, "throw that stuff in the trash, man!" Makes no sense to me at all. (pause) That was my feeling.

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http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/28446/

DISCUSSION

An update on MTAA's Automatic for the People: ( ) project


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

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

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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 tol refer to these themes during the performance: Marcel Duchamp, chat rooms, ukuleles and take-out food
Poll 5 - Actions. Poll is open NOW! http://mtaa.net/vote/

[list]
[*]sound, break, climb, fast, pray
[*]game, build, dance, slow, photograph
[*]speak, fold, read, spin, start
[*]drone, slide, pour, loop, light
[*]race, whisper, see, tip, film
[*]guess, learn, bite, fix, rejoice
[*]compare, divide, decide, call
[*]cry, tie, shut, cast, burst, knit
[*]ring, buy, sweep, meet, spend
[*]send, tell, grind, ride, forget
[/list]

http://mtaa.net/vote/

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

First, go to mtaa.net/vote.

Then, dial: 415-294-3609, 424#.

more info on MTAA:
http://mtaa.net/mtaaRR
http://mteww.com