Mar 31, 2007
posted at 16:43 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek
Predictably, NYC politicians don’t like it. What a bunch of n00bs. I give some props to Vallone for knowing what Halo is…
Setting Grand Theft Auto in the safest big city in America would be like setting Halo in Disneyland.permanent link to this post
posted at 15:10 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Can my life be summed up in a Google Map?
More detail: every place I’ve lived in Brooklyn. permanent link to this post
Mar 29, 2007
posted at 19:03 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Image by Takeshi Murata
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Note: MTAA has donated a piece to the silent auction. permanent link to this post
posted at 01:30 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Everybody back? OK.
This is the key paragraph:
[Marclay] says he looked into legal action but was assured by his lawyer “there’s nothing I can do about it. They have the right to get inspired.” Of course, in other cases, such obvious “inspiration” might be called copyright infringement. In this instance, however, Marclay’s rights may be limited as his own film consisted of copyrighted works by other artists.
I like Apple. I like Marclay. What Apple did was sleazy. But does it strike anyone else as a tad hypocritical that Marclay’s complaining about Apple ‘stealing’ his video when his video is made from ‘stealing’ other people’s copyrighted work? I don’t know how the hell he thinks he can sue. The idea of stringing a bunch of telephone ‘hellos’ together isn’t copyrightable and shouldn’t be.
tipped off via Kottke… permanent link to this post
Mar 28, 2007
posted at 22:27 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
posted at 14:03 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Here’s the complete definition of mtaa in Swahili:
[link to definition]
Here’s how to pronounce it:
[link to pronunciation guide]
Dr. Martin Benjamin
Yale Council on African Studies
Thanks for the clarification doc!
m.river adds - very cool. thanks dr. martin! permanent link to this post
posted at 13:56 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
from 2005, Steven Read’s Screen Burn (please wait)
and the other, from 2007, Cory Arcangel’s Panasonic TH42PV60EH Plasma Screen Burn
What strikes me most about these two pieces is that they are so similar, yet Arcangel’s piece is so much better. Lots better. Infinitely smarter, funnier and more engaging.
Arcangel’s “Panasonic TH42PV60EH Plasma Screen Burn” is brash and bold, it says ‘fuck you, I’m fucking up this expensive piece of equipment. Why? Because I’m motherfucking Cory Arcangel that’s why!” Steven Read’s piece is nitpicky and fussy. His piece says “look! I wrote a program to destroy an obsolete piece of hardware. Why? Because I’m a geek.” Arcangel’s piece is about fucking with consumer dreams. Read’s piece is about… time and phosphors? permanent link to this post
Mar 27, 2007
posted at 14:59 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Today I figured it out (with some help from Google of course). Mtaa means ‘street’ in Swahili. That rocks!
…wonder how the hell you pronounce it. permanent link to this post
posted at 12:39 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
For the most part it’s black video with someone screaming…but in a funny way. A cut of this film was first shown in a screening at EFA’s gallery. Turn off the lights, sit back and scream along. permanent link to this post
Mar 25, 2007
posted at 15:29 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
The Artist Tax Deduction Bill is finally up for action. Please take the time to support this important bill as its passage will impact all individual artists. Go to the link below to send a message to your representatives and senators. Please forward this information to your mailing list!permanent link to this post
Artist Deduction Bill Introduced in the House
03-19-2007: After announcing at the Congressional Arts Breakfast on Arts Advocacy Day that he would be the lead sponsor for the Artist Deduction Bill, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced the bill on March 14, 2007, joined by Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN). Identical to a Senate bill introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Robert Bennett (R-UT), the bill supports individual artists by allowing them to take a fair-market value tax deduction for tangible works they donate to nonprofit collecting and educational organizations, and it benefits the public by giving them access to more art.
Send a message to your members of Congress asking them to be a co-sponsor of this important bill, H.R. 1524 (House) and S. 548 (Senate).
Mar 23, 2007
posted at 13:35 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
MTAA has not, I repeat, NOT! been surgically combined on the body of a female bodybuilder.
See the entire ghastly photoshop monstrosity here…
more here, but there’s no permalink so you may want to scroll down.
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posted at 12:36 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Inspired by your work I built an “update” of roman opalka’s work using the myspace interface. It has been online for 2 weeks, about 30 contributions have already been posted. I would love to have your feedback on this project. You can see it at: opalka_update
mtaa feedback = rock on nano corp. permanent link to this post
Mar 22, 2007
posted at 03:58 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Deadline is April 2, 2007 and that ain’t no joke.
Get on over there and find out how to submit a proposal for chrissake! Do it now! Do it now! permanent link to this post
Mar 21, 2007
posted at 17:27 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek
Works like a charm on Mac OS 10.4.9. Nice.
Don’t tell M.River about it, he likes to exploit the analog hole.
I had no idea that M.River had just posted about his project when I posted this. Synchronicity…
m.river adds - yes, strange synchronicity. i was just getting ready to add this note - the goal is not to document the dvd’s nor is it about “cool” or even “good” films. the goal is to make interesting images with what’s at hand. it’s a document of some time spent. the tools for this document are distortion and editing. but thanks for the teck tip. it may come in hand with some other projects I’ve been thinking about. permanent link to this post
posted at 16:46 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
A looping slide show, using the ever poplar and ever sad “Ken Burns Effect”, joins the images together as the final document of the work.
DVD Still Project 06, the Movie
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posted at 00:36 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Mar 19, 2007
posted at 19:28 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
MTAA’s first online artwork Buying Time
We’ve been net artists for 10 years… crazy! permanent link to this post
posted at 12:42 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
posted at 00:51 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
This page was used to illustrate to some students how one could steal videos from our 1 year performance video and re-mix them. It’s a collection of all the easter eggs in 1ypv.
2. An interview with us by Mica Scalin
We talk about our piece 10 Pre-Rejected, Pre-Approved Performances: Midnight In The Deli. It was recently re-posted to Doron Golan’s DVBlog. permanent link to this post
Mar 17, 2007
posted at 01:46 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
iCommons Summit 2007 is from June 15 - 17 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The artist-in-residence program is being coordinated by Nathaniel Stern.
Unfortunately, only one of us can go. My whining skillz worked to full affect and M.River relented and is letting me go. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening and what we plan on doing. Should be fun. permanent link to this post
Mar 16, 2007
posted at 13:51 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
check it out… permanent link to this post
Mar 15, 2007
posted at 12:28 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
two quicktime palindrome loops of watching a parade pass by and passing by a museum. this is the first in a set of small new works at tinjail under the title net.mov permanent link to this post
Mar 14, 2007
posted at 20:58 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Email me! (POP3 access preferred.) permanent link to this post
posted at 14:03 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
A video of our presentation at University of Colorado is online. Check it out…
You can also download a standalone QuickTime version if you don’t like in-browser video viewing: .mov 93MB.
I’ve also been finding some reviews of our work and presentation by CU students (thanks Google Alerts!). The consensus?
Mar 13, 2007
posted at 00:32 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Wonderful right? If we get another one, I’ll post it on the blog as well.
Now, as for sending an artwork, the person we got was Penny (who, you’ll remember, also started the project.) What did we send her? We sent her a set of instructions for a performance on how to be “MTAA” that, if she completed and documented, would be the artwork. (Yeah, I know. I know.) Anyways, here is what we sent her:
Being MTAA, Just for one Day
To Be Performed by Penny Spankie
Dress in a black t-shirt, blue jeans, black boots, and a black belt. Perform any or all of the following artworks/ actions. Each performance attempted should be documented with 2 photographs or 2 short videos.
1. lying propped up in bed
2. checking your hair in a mirror
3. tossing a paper airplane out of a window
4. pointing at public sculpture
5. jumping over things on the street.
6. holding an open umbrella inside your home.
7. listening to music with headphones on.
8. drinking a beer not in a bar
So, guess what? She wrote back with this documentation of choice #2 (Checking your hair in the mirror)
Reply Video - for MTAA - Email Art - RCW
So, If we get any more email myspace art, you’ll see it here. That’s all for now. Thanks Emily and Penney. permanent link to this post
Mar 11, 2007
posted at 12:43 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
and we now bid a fond found farewell to embed art week at the MTAA-RR permanent link to this post
Mar 10, 2007
posted at 23:17 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
posted at 14:20 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Mar 09, 2007
posted at 15:31 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
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Mar 08, 2007
posted at 15:06 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
“Embed Art Week” rolls on here at the MTAA-RR with Cory’s “Blue Tube”. Sly. permanent link to this post
posted at 03:43 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Mar 07, 2007
posted at 02:54 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
posted at 01:35 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Mar 06, 2007
posted at 19:21 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
T.Whid is out on the West cost for the rest of the week. Here is another embed movie while he’s away. permanent link to this post
posted at 02:48 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Now that it has become embed movie week here at the MTAA-RR…enjoy. permanent link to this post
posted at 00:12 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Mar 04, 2007
posted at 13:47 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
Mar 03, 2007
posted at 22:20 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/politics
I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.
This cesspool of a person received huge applause and laughs for her ‘joke.’ And it wasn’t at some extremist gathering. It was at a mainstream conservative convention that Cheney and many of the Republican presidential candidates attended.
Bigotry is bigotry. Ann Coulter and the rest of her ilk on the right are bigots. Plain and simple. This should be a career-ender for her. She should be radioactive to both the media and mainstream political figures on the right. Would CNN, MSNBC et al have David Duke as a regular guest? No. Racist opinions aren’t condoned in this country. Yet anti-gay bigotry is regularly condoned by the mainstream right and the media. It’s disgusting. permanent link to this post
posted at 18:15 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Denver International Airport tram
Denver Art Museum
M.River pretending he’s a hardcore hiker/mountain man
JonBenet Ramsey’s house permanent link to this post
posted at 04:02 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid
Just back from Boulder today where MTAA did some visiting artist duties at The University of Colorado. M.River’s got a bunch more pix at his tintype blog (start here and work back).
We hope the students appreciated our input on their projects and enjoyed the presentation of our work. It was also great fun hanging out with Rick Silva, Mark Amerika and Anne-Marie Schleiner and all the other interesting folks we met.
The most importnat thing I learned? Never to do my Werner Herzog impersonation in public ever again.
m.river adds – or at least no Herzog impressions after two large margaritas at high altitudes. I regret no documentation of this performance. permanent link to this post