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.
http://journal.fibreculture.org/ :: fibreculture:: has established itself as Australasia’s leading forum for discussion of internet theory, criticism, and research. The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations. Themes of recent issues of the journal have included: Contagion and the Diseases of Information; Multitudes, Creative [...]
The following are online projects which have been circulating in various online communities. They are gathered here in no particular order. Pavu recently updated their website: http://pavu.com (image above) http://www.coniglioviola.com: La collezione dei sei Rabbit Pad - i mouse pad prodotti da ConiglioViola come multiplo d’autore delle sei opere in esposizione presso la galleria Dieffe di Torino fino al [...]
In January 2006, there will occur in Naples, Italy, the first edition of Magmart ¦ video under volcano, an international video art festival, a studio tad production, with partnership of Stella Film, Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum and GenomART. The festival is open to international video artists, and the program schedule four steps: - the submission, by website - the online show, [...]
United We Stand
0100101110101101.ORG's fake movie hits the streets of your city ...and your mind
"United We Stand. Europe has a mission" is the punchy title of the non-existent, fully EU-produced Hollywood-style blockbuster: "A brilliant mix of espionage and sci-fi political stereotypes in which Europe, not the USA, saves the world from impending doom". The project that consists in the invention and promotion of this nonexistent movie is hitting public and media space all over the world through city-scale urban installations and viral communication tactics.
Since December 10th, Postmasters Gallery in New York has been the first of a series of art venues to host the disclosed side of the United We Stand project. The exhibition will run parallel to the ongoing communication strategy. "We are working simultaneously on this double track, the "fictional" and the "real" - explains Franco Mattes - in this sense, spectators in the gallery who are aware of the multiple layers are passive voyeurs, while the unaware "spectator", or passerby, is actually part of the artwork".
About the authors
Eva and Franco Mattes - internationally known as 0100101110101101.ORG - are a couple of restless European con-artists who use non-conventional communication tactics to obtain the largest visibility with the minimum effort. Past works include inventing and promoting a nonexistent artist; spreading a computer virus as a work of art; challenging and defeating Nike Corporation in a legal battle for a fake advertising campaign.
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