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Nov 29, 2009

The Purple Reign in Miami Dec 3 to 12

posted at 15:08 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

OTO is pleased to present Brinson Renda, Preston Poe and Michael Sarff’s The Purple Reign - live and prerecorded dramatic readings of the 1984 classic Purple Rain

Prerecorded readings at The Purple Reign’s YouTube channel -

Installation for live readings Dec 3rd to 12th at Digi a Go Go - 2724 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 - corner of NW 2nd Ave & 28th St. Opening Friday Dec 4, 2009 from 7-11pm

With some new MTAA projects being worked on in the N6th studio, this will be the last OTO event for the near future. OTO archive of past events may be found at here permanent link to this post

Nov 26, 2009

Artistic Licenses

posted at 14:34 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Check it out! By Andy Deck.
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Nov 25, 2009

pre-turkey day post

posted at 18:00 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

tinjail.tumblr – a few month old tumblr blog in which I take and post random photos using one of my two digital cameras (the good one and the crappy one on my iphone with the scratched lens) of art with little or no curatorial intention on my part other than I saw the work, I’m into the work, and I like the photo I shot of the work.

enjoy and cook/eat well permanent link to this post

Nov 23, 2009

Brody Condon: Case

posted at 15:01 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Brody Condon: Case

Brody Condon: Case
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Nov 22, 2009

gh at oto

posted at 15:15 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3

photos from G.H.’s SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3 now up on OTO’s Flicker set permanent link to this post

Nov 21, 2009

SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3 - tonight

posted at 13:39 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3

reminder - SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3, a new three-channel projection by G.H. Hovagimyan at OTO tonight 7 to 10pm

more information permanent link to this post

Nov 20, 2009

random friday post 11.20.09

posted at 15:26 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

marclay at ps1

Christian Marclay: 2822 Records (PS1), 1987-2009
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Nov 17, 2009

The Purple Reign

posted at 00:51 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

As a serial and/or compulsive collaborist, I’m sometimes asked to do difficult, if not downright awkward, acts in the name of art. The following is a prime example and I hope you will join me in the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat of group performance art.

I’m working, with Brinson Renda and Preston Poe, on an online and real world performance project - The Purple Reign.

The script for the performance is basic. Read the lyrics of the 1984 classic Purple Rain.

You can do it right now and load it as a response video on youtube

…or come down to the madness that is Miami in December (3rd – 12th ) and do it live at the DIY video art fair Gigi a Go Go

In either case, we need your help. Desperately. No, I mean it. HELP.

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend, hey
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain

Honey, I know, I know, I know times are changin’
It’s time we all reach out for something new, that means you too
You say you want a leader, but you can’t seem to make up your mind
And I think you better close it and let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
If you know what I’m singin’ about up here, come on raise your hand

Purple rain, purple rain
I only want to see you, only want to see you in the purple rain

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Nov 13, 2009

Pseudo-Futurist Video Game Improvisation Extravaganza

posted at 17:00 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Generally, I hate Second Life art, but I love the 01s, so here ya go…

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG
Pseudo-Futurist Video Game Improvisation Extravaganza
Live in Second Life
Monday Nov. 16, 5-6pm (EST time); 2-3pm (Second Life time)

Synthetic Performances are online live gaming sessions inside the virtual world of Second Life, performed by Eva and Franco Mattes through their avatars, which were constructed from their bodies and faces. The series arose out of the artists’ polemical stance toward performance art. This lead the Mattes on the one hand to breach the classic rules of performance, and on the other to present these works - the efficacy of which was based on the radical way they explored the issues of the body, violence, sexuality, identity and public space - in a context where these issues acquire completely different, paradoxical meanings.

Anyone can participate from all over the world by clicking the link above. If you don’t have a Second Life account you can sign up for free.

Presented by PERFORMA09 -
Produced with the support of Eyebeam
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random friday post 11-13-09

posted at 13:46 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

to be looked at

“To be looked at (from the other side of the glass) with one eye, close to, for almost an hour,” Marcel Duchamp 1918

recapping the week so far - work, studio, sleep, work, sleep, studio, talk with gh, studio, sleep, work, beer (x2), studio, sleep + 29 bike miles + one roasted chicken. permanent link to this post

Nov 11, 2009

G.H. Hovagimyan’s SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3 at OTO Nov 21

posted at 14:18 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3

On Saturday November 21, from 7 to 10pm, Over The Opening is pleased to present SUBWAY • 1 • 2 • 3, a new three-channel projection by G.H. Hovagimyan.

The subway is a defining urban experience across cultures. Underground and in the subconscious, every rider experiences a disjunctive experience when entering one place and emerging in a different one. In day to day experience, time spent on a subway ride can resemble lost footage between cuts in a movie. But when a movie includes scenes shot in a subway, the subway passage becomes a shared, collective experience. Familiarity with subway scenes from movies have become part of the contemporary vernacular, creating “Oh I remember that film!” reactions. Movie scenes shot in subways also trigger deeper feelings as the viewer defines and redefines personal and shared experiences. In the work I have created using subway scenes from movies, narrative conventions of standard film techniques have been removed to further the exploration of submerged emotions.

more at oto… permanent link to this post

Nov 09, 2009

Quantum Bicycle

posted at 14:44 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

quantum bicycle

Runkeeper, a GPS iPhone ap, discovers that my bike has the strange ability to be in 10 places at once.

Also, my top speed in now 662 mph. permanent link to this post

Nov 06, 2009

random friday post 11.06.09

posted at 19:45 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Hayden Planetarium permanent link to this post

Nov 04, 2009

Creative Commons and the Arts Meet Up

posted at 13:55 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


Creative Commons and the Arts Meet Up

Nov 18 at 7pm
The Open Planning Project (TOPP) HQ 148 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013

This month’s meetup will feature a panel on the topic of Creative Commons licensing and open culture as it applies to cultural institutions and the arts. We’ll take a look at some of the ways museums are opening up their content, and explore the limitations and rights restrictions they’re still having to contend with. We’ll also take a look at how artists are using CC licensing and working with CC materials.

7pm - Doors
7:15pm - Brief presentation from artists M.River & T.Whid of MTAA
7:30-8:30pm - Panel discussion, Q&A
8:30-10pm - Informal networking

Panel speakers include:

Fred Benenson of Creative Commons, Shelley Bernstein of the Brooklyn Museum, Steven Masur of Masur Law and Tim Whidden (T.Whid) from MTAA and more…

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Nov 03, 2009

no sun

posted at 14:35 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Lee Walton: Official Book Signing Event

Killing time at MOMA last night before Brody Condon’s No Sun, I started to follow women across the permanent galleries. She seemed to be conducting her own audio guide to the collection. It was a semi public performance or she was having a breakdown. Not an over-the-top-kick-me-out-of-the-museum-breakdown but more of a here’s-the-facts public service announcement. Highlights? A Clyfford Still abstraction: “You see it’s just a bunch of dead cats. DEAD CATS.” Pollack’s drips “This is what painting are. You see this …smelly urine?” I followed at a safe distance, amazed at her dedication, imagination and strange theater craft.

Speaking of public service announcements at MOMA, I would like to suggest that when they play the museum is closing in 15 minutes announcements in the 6 or so languages at the end of the day; they conclude this long message with a brief whale or bird song. permanent link to this post

Nov 02, 2009

halloween week - all souls’ day (day of the dead)

posted at 12:58 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

ohio permanent link to this post

Nov 01, 2009

halloween week - sunday (new york city marathon/ all saints day)

posted at 12:50 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

greenpoint bunny permanent link to this post

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