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Dec 31, 2010

random friday post 12-31-10

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The last MTAA-RR RFP of 2010

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Ready for New Year’s Eve 2011

Indulgences 2010
Last new MTAA project for 2010

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Nothing says the future is now like CRT monitors

MONORAIL!
and MONORAILS!

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and The Universe of Energy (previously sponsored by Exxon Mobil)

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links for 2010-12-30

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Dec 30, 2010

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Dec 22, 2010

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Dec 19, 2010

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Dec 17, 2010

radom friday post 12-17-10

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Snow along the lake in Milwaukee

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Concept image for June / October 2011 MTAA exhibition at the Aldrich Museum.

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T.Whid unsanctioned performance with Duane Hanson’s Janitor at the Milwaukee Art Museum permanent link to this post

Dec 16, 2010

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Dec 12, 2010

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Dec 10, 2010

Milwaukee All Stars report 1.

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At the entrance to a lecture hall at the University Wisconsin Milwaukee, we stationed a table, a ream of plain, 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper, some markers and two student volunteers. As people entered the hall, each person was asked to draw a star on a sheet of paper.

We were asked to present our work but we decided that wed incorporate a small performance as well. So, at the end of our presentation, which focused on some of our recent vote-driven projects, we transitioned from a lecture into an artwork we called Milwaukee All Stars.

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We explained that we would make a new work using the stars drawn by the audience. The ‘how’ of how this piece would be created was left to vote by the audience.

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After reading the 10 ideas on how the drawings could be worked with, we opened the floor up to an pro/ con debate on the options. At the end of the town hall style debate, we placed the options up for vote by show of hands.

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The Milwaukee All Stars output method selected by vote is #10 - pulp all stars, make 1 sheet of paper from the pulp, draw 1 star on it.

Sometime in 2011, MTAA will present the next phase of this project. permanent link to this post

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Flying back with T.Whid from our talk in Milwaukee. More details on the talk / performance soon. permanent link to this post

Dec 07, 2010

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Dec 06, 2010

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MTAA in Milwaukee

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Like Nathaniel says, we’ll be in Milwaukee this week telling everyone what awesome artists we are. And doing some other stuff too.

Here’s the info:
MTAA: a PowerPoint lecture + some other stuff
Wednesday, 12/08/2010, 7:00pm – 8:00PM
Arts Center Lecture Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Part of the Artists Now! Lecture Series
Free and open to the public

So… if you’re in Milwaukee (and why wouldn’t you be?) stop by! Also, I heard that Chicago is nearby. What better excuse could you ever have for coming to Milwaukee? C’mon by!

pssst. Don’t tell anybody — but we actually did the slideshow in Keynote instead of PowerPoint. permanent link to this post

Dec 04, 2010

Freeing Lunch #RANK Day 4

posted at 14:46 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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Today is the 4th and last pizza sent to Miami as part of Freeing Lunch #RANK. To review the prices at this point -

Box and print #1 $59.66 (+tip)
Box and print #2 $40.28 (+tip)
and the box and print for the black olives, mushrooms, banana peppers and spinach pizza from yesterday is going for $37.20 (+tip)


More info on pizza #4 later today.

Update - a txt from Dalton notes that Pizza #4 broke the Freeing Lunch #Rank record by disappearing in 20 seconds. Price of Box and print #4 is $35.06 (+ tip) or all 4 Boxes for $172.20 + whatever Dalton tipped.

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Dec 03, 2010

Freeing Lunch #Rank Day 3

posted at 14:49 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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Today is day #3 and it looks like Domino’s Pizza is now MTAA’s Freeing Lunch #Rank official “New Brillo.”

To recap the current prices, Freeing Lunch #Rank box and print #1 is still availiable for $59.66 (+tip). Yesterdays Freeing Lunch #Rank box and print #2 was $20.14 for the pizza + tip + $20.14 for the gallery. That comes to $40.28 + tip. So, you can save $19.35 if you get box #2. Then again, the first one might be the one you want. Anyways, if you are not in Miami and want one of the four works (or all of them), you can always drop me an email (mriver@mteww.com) and we can work something out.

For today, I’m calling in Pizza #3 around 11:45am. I’ll update this post later with more details.

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Update - I have no idea if pizza #3 made it to #Rank today but I did get a call at my work desk in New York from the driver. He just kept saying “PIZZA. PIZZA. PIZZA…PIZZA…Pizzzzzaa.” permanent link to this post

Dec 02, 2010

Freeing Lunch #Rank Day 2

posted at 16:32 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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As seen in the above Man Bartlett twitter pic, it looks like Freeing Lunch #Rank Day 1 did make it up on the wall at Seven. At least, I hope that is our empty pizza box or I might have to start worrying that things have going down hill at #Rank.

Today for Freeing Lunch #Rank we’ll see if Pizza Fiore picks up the phone. If not, I might have to go with Papa John’s.

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Update - as both Pizza Fiore and Papa John’s will not do a remote credit card, I went with a large veggie thin crust from Domino’s who is seem to be MTAA’s Brillo.

Update 2 - Hey look. Pizza #2 in action via SEVENmiami twitter pics.

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Dec 01, 2010

Freeing Lunch #RANK Day 1

posted at 13:56 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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Today is the start of Freeing Lunch for #RANK at Seven in Miami.. For day one, we will attempt to send a pizza from Pizza Fiore to Dalton and Powhida sometime between noon and 1pm.

Update: Pizza Fiore did not pick up the phone. I went with the back up plan of 1 large vegetarian plus a bonus non art pizza (I was just feeling generous to Miami I guess) from this Domino’s

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Sorry to the small businesses of Florida but you have to pick up the phone to sell stuff. I’ll try another local joint again for day 2.

Anyways, as of 4:43 I have not heard if the pizzas actually showed up at #Rank but my card was charged by Domino’s. I have some naive hope it all worked. If the pizza did get to the Seven art fair, Freeing Lunch #Rank Box #1 (wall mounted Domino’s box and MTAA signed print) is now priced at $29.83 + tip (if #Rank did tip) + $29.83 for Winkleman Gallery. Yup, that’s a total of $59.66 (+tip) for a signed original MTAA artwork. Think about it. permanent link to this post

Nov 30, 2010

links for 2010-11-29

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Nov 26, 2010

random black friday post 11-26-10

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signed Freeing Lunch #RANK texts ready to travel to Florida

Today, the United States wakes up from our tryptophan induced slumber and head out to the malls for holiday shopping in what the retail world calls Black Friday. Next week, the art world heads to the Miami Art Fairs to buy, sell, browse, work, network, blog, drink and, in general, hang out.

This year, MTAA will attempt to send four new artworks to Miami as part of Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida #RANK project with Winkleman Gallery at Seven.

Together the artworks are titled Freeing Lunch #RANK. You can find details on the project on the Freeing Lunch #RANK website. The site, along with the MTAA-RR blog, will be updated with documentation as the project unfolds.

So, if you are out shopping today, relax and try to be kind. If you find yourself in Miami next week, stop by #RANK and check out Freeing Lunch. Tag any photos, video or thoughts on the work with #RANK and #MTAA and will add it to the documentation. permanent link to this post

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Nov 23, 2010

Hyperallergic on #RANK

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Preview from Kyle Chayka of Hyperallergic on #RANK. Like the jpeg they made for Freeing Lunch . I think we’ll use it. permanent link to this post

Nov 22, 2010

Consider The Panda

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If tasked with a Noahs Ark 2.0 scenario and we come up short on cargo space, let us pack extra earthworms, frogs and bees. Lets leave the pandas behind.

The current population of roughly 3,000 giant pandas, or panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) spend their slow days snacking on 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo followed by nights of notoriously lousy breeding. Like the unicorns, fabled rejects in the first great world flushing, pandas might be better suited as poster children than Darwinian positive members of our planet. They are perfect fuzzy icons for the World Wildlife crowd. And, perhaps, a perfect icon for the rarefied ecology know as contemporary art.

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Nov 20, 2010

links for 2010-11-19

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Nov 19, 2010

radom friday poot 11-19-10

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some pics from last night’s AFC Art of Sound record launch

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Sound of Art record launch
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Sound of Art record launch
and merch

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Nov 17, 2010

MTAA short lists the RPAA

posted at 00:12 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Autotrace #3
MTAA at Light Industry

and now…MTAA short lists the RPAA 2010

Alternative Space of the Year
Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York

Alternative Project of the Year
INDEPENDENT, New York

Artist of the Year
Marina Abramovic

Blogger or Critic of the Year
Paddy Johnson (sorry Jerry but she’s the only one who mentioned MTAA this year)

Curator of the Year
Chrissie Iles

Exhibition outside the United States
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Form, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

Group Show of the Year, Gallery
Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 19601970, David Zwirner, New York

Group Show of the Year, Museum
In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 19601976, Museum of Modern Art, New York


New Artist of the Year
Liz Magic Laser

The Rob Pruitt Award
MTAA (sure, why not?)

Solo Show of the Year, Gallery
Gelitin: Blind Sculpture, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Solo Show of the Year, Museum
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Nov 15, 2010

links for 2010-11-14

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Nov 12, 2010

random friday post 11-12-10

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Group Paintings  - Vernacular Aliens 1:1

Jon Rafman - Francis Bacon Apartment, 2010
William Powhida - Study for Relational Wall, 2009
Hans Haacke - News, 1969/2008 at the New musuem

update:
Tim Lincecum Rookie Card, Signed by Tim Lincecum and Lee Walton.

Also -
#TheSocialGraph opens tonight at Outpost
BYOB NYC tonight at Spencer Brownstone Gallery
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Nov 10, 2010

links for 2010-11-09

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Nov 09, 2010

links for 2010-11-08

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Nov 08, 2010

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Nov 05, 2010

random friday post 10-05-10

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No Customs Installation

No Customs Installation - in this view: MTAA (Completely Random Aesthetic Object #1 (Abu Dhabi version) on the wall), Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, Thom Lail (window), Vito Acconci (sound player on table), Jennifer Dalton and Susan Hamburger (shelf), and Jonathan Schipper (briefcase of money on table).

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AFC’s Sound Of Art which includes a sound clip from Mike Koller and MTAA’s Worlds First, Possibly Only and Probably Last iPhone Drum Circle (aka IPDC) will have a record launch party November 18th at Santos Party House. permanent link to this post

Nov 04, 2010

links for 2010-11-03

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Nov 02, 2010

links for 2010-11-01

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Oct 29, 2010

random friday post 10-29-10

posted at 13:21 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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No Customs opens Nov 4 in Abu Dhabi
John Baldessari - A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation (1966-68)
Beuys on a Bike
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Oct 26, 2010

No Customs

posted at 01:38 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

We’re in a show in Abu Dhabi. It’s in the McCoys’ apartment.

Check it out… from the press release:
No Customs
November 4-27, 2010
opening reception: Thursday Nov 4, 7-9 pm
curated by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

an exhibition of transmissible ideas with:

Vito Acconci
Jason Robert Bell / Marni Kotak
Torsten Z. Burns
Jennifer Dalton / Susan Hamburger
Anthony Discenza
Melissa Dubbin / Aaron Davidson
Bill Durgin
Tara Fracalossi
David Grubbs
Sara Hubbs
Thomas Lail
Michael Mandiberg
MTAA
Marisa Olson
Jonathan Schipper
Mark Tribe
Karen Yasinsky

A common art-making strategy when one enters into new territory is to listen, to ask, and to wait. As newcomers to Abu Dhabi, we considered this strategy, but then rejected it. Instead of waiting to receive information, we begin our sojourn in the Emirates by making an offer. In curating this show, No Customs, held in our remarkably gallery like living space, we offer the work of artists connected to us from our home community of New York City. When they asked what life is like here, we answered we didn’t yet know. We told them to send what they could send via email, via instructions, via concept. We told them to send it fast. So then, what we have is a show called No Customs. This title is a double entendre. Practically, since no objects have been mailed, we were not slowed by the expense of shipping and the delays of customs. Metaphorically, the show is not about tradition or interpretation, but rather about mapping and transcription. How does form map onto landscape? How does it transform landscape? How do you demarcate space for contemplation, for understanding, for revolution? What happens to the body when its image occupies this demarcated space?

Landscape
First, the approach to a problem. This is what we hear when listening to Vito Acconci’s audio piece, Research Station, Antarctica, For Your Ears Only (2004-2010). How does an artist (here architect) turn a landscape into a series of constraints to be addressed, to create a form? In the photographs of Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson, the long time collaborators use smoke bombs to test the landscape. They create form with weather, wind, light, and clouds. In a site specific project by Thomas Lail, a series of Buckminister Fuller domes are superimposed over the city view of Abu Dhabi, creating another take on the domes of the city and adding to the enormous architectural speculation already here. In another project, a memory sequence of images by Tara Fracalossi offers a counterpoint to the desert with images of most verdant spring and bleakest winter. These images purport to be memory, but their repetition on the wall creates matrices of classifications that map new space. In the end they are more like letters in an alphabet than like stories of particular landscapes.

Demarcated space
In answering a call to show work in Abu Dhabi, many artists considered the question of mapping, both graphically and metaphorically. In the work of Michael Mandiberg, the artist asked us to find an Arabic map of the USA in which we recreate the laser cuttings of print media that he is known for. In this work the message and the map collide. The artist duo MTAA and the sculptor Sara Hubbs sent ideas for works that, though they are generated very differently, come up with surprisingly congruent projects. MTAA asked us to find “the most colorful place” in Abu Dhabi. Then they provided software that translated this image into an abstract digital image (referred to as “the aesthetic object”). We could then display this any way we saw fit. In Sara Hubb’s project, an abstract form also results from a behind the scenes process. She photographed decaying areas of New York City and asked us to reproduce the patterns they create in plaster, building up a surface to form decoration from blight.

The projects of Jonathan Schipper and the collaborative team of Jennifer Dalton and Susan Hamburger ask us the audience to participate in the creation of the artwork by zeroing in on our patterns of behavior. In the ambitious project by Schipper, entitled A Million Dollar Walk, attendees of the opening reception will be given the opportunity to carry a briefcase full of money on a prescribed path through the building. Dalton and Hamburger ask participants questions about their behavior in Abu Dhabi, creating a changing sculptural bar graph that measures their assumptions about life in the capitol against actual practice.

Four artists in the exhibition deal with space by creating voids some for the viewer to inhabit speculatively others by creating spaces for lost objects. In her video mixtape project, Marisa Olson casts herself as an outsourced worker and creates a mash-up of Arab covers of American karaoke classics. The singers of course, are us by implication. In The New Revolution (2010), Mark Tribe creates an installation that invites spectators to consider their own ideas about revolution. David Grubbs, a noted musician, sent us instructions to render a beautiful wall drawing whose omissions create open spaces for meaning to drift. In an animation by Karen Yasinsky, You’d Better Be Careful, omitted objects and spaces set interpretation even farther adrift.

Bodies
Several of the artists in the show responded with work implying performative space. In the video Double Face Fantasy by Jason Robert Bell and Marni Kotak this space is a virtual one in that a portrait transforms through a technical gesture. Anthony Discenza’s video, The Future has Already Been Written creates a tour de force collage of science fiction, and we follow the body of Charlton Heston through alternate visions of the future. In the work of Torsten Burns, Resurrectables (Yellow-Mobilers), the artist asked us to curate a selection of performance stills from a huge array of images of costumes, props, and locations. We selected images of vehicles, conveying transmission, speed, and the framing of the body as it moves through space. Finally, the work of photographer Bill Durgin presents work that brings it all together. The body becomes a landscape of skin, finally an abstracted “aesthetic object”.

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No Customs is located at Sama Tower, Suite 3708, Abu Dhabi. Sama Tower is at the corner of Airport Rd and Electra Rd., near the NMC (New Medical Center). The exhibition will be open Saturdays from 1-5 through Nov. 27 and by appointment. Please contact Jennifer or Kevin McCoy with questions and image requests: info@mccoyspace.com
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Oct 24, 2010

links for 2010-10-23

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Oct 21, 2010

links for 2010-10-20

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Some New Documentation

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Last weekend we presented the first work in a new series titled “Some New Documentation” as part of 10.10.10 x10. The work is set of Faux 70s era MTAA performance documented with digital black and white photos. The photos are focus not only the performance but the people watching the performance. The first work in the series consisted of tossing wet hotel towels at blank walls. The other planned works in the series so far are slowing stacking Ritz crackers in a corner and standing in-front of osscillating fan with arms outstretched and head back.

Oct 15, 2010

random friday post 10-15-10

posted at 13:24 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

ARTBarn (East)
ARTBarn (East) Events

GZ Groundzero open mic at MTAA / EMPAC / Filiment ARTBarn. Photo by Brian Chitester permanent link to this post

Oct 14, 2010

Burning Books with RSG

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10.10.10 x10

As part of 10.10.10 x10 last weekend, we held 10 minute reading and burning of the works of Alexander Galloway (RSG). The work honors what everyone agrees is Alex’s best art idea ever - Public Book Burnings.

Next Wensday, Alex and Jason Smith torch “Introduction to Civil War” by Tiqqun.

A Book Burning — To honor the recent publication of the book “Introduction to Civil War” by Tiqqun.

with your hosts Alexander Galloway and Jason Smith

October 20th @ 8:00pm

at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn http://www.issueprojectroom.org


Free admission

“Society no longer exists, at least in the sense of a differentiated whole. There is only a tangle of norms and mechanisms through which THEY hold together the scattered tatters of the global bio-political fabric, through which THEY prevent its violent disintegration. Empire is the administrator of this desolation, the supreme manager of a process of this listless implosion.” —Tiqqun permanent link to this post

Oct 12, 2010

10.10.10 x10 photos

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10.10.10 x10
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“Three Sheets to The Wind” and “Hack” section of performance.

Photos of 10.10.10 x10 are now up at Flickr
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Oct 11, 2010

links for 2010-10-10

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Oct 10, 2010

Autotrace #2 (Nocturne; performative)

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Artists MTAA’s Autotrace series is a group of prints, installations and performances where the artists take a digital reproduction (JPEG) of a well-known painting and then use Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace feature to automatically transform the digital bitmap image into a digital vector image.

Different strategies are then used to present a new, original artwork from the autotraced image.

Performative Autotrace
The performative variety of the Autotrace takes the form of a live, public demonstration of the technique. The mechanics of the autotrace are performed on the artists’ computer and projected before an audience. Usually the performance concludes after a single vector shape is randomly chosen from the autotraced bitmap and presented as a new work of art.

MTAA conducted their first1 performative autotrace during a lecture conducted for the Takeovers & Makeovers: Artistic Appropriation, Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age symposium at UC Berkeley on November 7th, 2008. A reproduction of Joan Miro’s Nocturne was used.

Autotrace #2 (Nocturne; performative) is freely available to download. Follow the link below to acquire the artwork.

Download the shape in SVG2 format.

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This JPEG reproduction of Joan Miro’s Nocturne was used as the base for Autotrace #2 (Nocturne; performative).


1. Though this was the first performative Autotrace, it is the second in the series. The first in the series is Autotrace #1 (Full Fathom Five).
2. Scalable Vector Graphics; an open and standard XML-based vector graphics format.
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AutoTrace #1 (Full Fathom Five)
2005, digital image
not yet exhibited

MTAA has released their digital image “AutoTrace #1 (Full Fathom Five)” under a Creative Commons license. Please read the license, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, before using the image.

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Oct 08, 2010

links for 2010-10-07

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Oct 07, 2010

10.10.10 x10

posted at 23:17 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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On 10.10.10 M.River of MTAA will perform 10 10 minute artworks for the 10th anniversary of the Beall Center for Art + Technology at Claire Trevor School of the Arts 712 Arts Plaza, UC Irvine, Irvine, Ca 92697-2775. The 10 works, commissioned by the Beall Center will begin at Winifred Smith Hall at 5pm and move at a slow crawl to a finish on the steps of the Beall Center.

Here is the list of the 10 works.

Number 1. A Completely Random Aesthetic Object (CRAO) A single digital image created automatically from random audience input.

Number 2. Fly Drawings An attempt to fly audience-made drawings

Number 3. Burning Books (with RSG) A public reading and burning of the published works of our friend Alexander Galloway.

Number 4. Hack The term hack traces back to an insult about furniture that looks like it was made with an axe. We will do this.

Number 5. Some New Documentation a Faux 70s era MTAA performance documented with black and white photos of the crowd looking on politely. Performance consists of tossing wet beach blankets at blank walls with overwrought intensity.

Number 6. Live Dramatic Reading (Disconnection of HAL 9000s Higher Functions) A live reading from Stanley Kubricks 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey

Number 7. Default Location University of California Irvine A virtual visit to the exact default location on Google Maps when University of California Irvine is entered

Number 8. iPhone Drum Circle 2 The west coast premier of the infamous IPDC. We will Jam using iPhones with drum aps connected to an ampifier.

Number 9. Snack Time MTAA loves a good cheese tray and would like to enjoy one with you.

Number 10. Three Sheets to The Wind MTAA concocts a new cocktail and raises a toast to the Beall Centers anniversary. permanent link to this post

Oct 06, 2010

YDKWYTA #MTAA live feed

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Along with the All Raise This Barn (East), we presented two 10-minute performances of a new work - You Do Not Know What You Are Talking #MTAA. The work was commissioned By EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY as part of the Filament Festival.

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Below are 2 captures from the live feed during the performances. Note: the first capture includes about 11 minutes of us waiting around backstage.


Watch live video from twhid on Justin.tv

Watch live video from twhid on Justin.tv

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Oct 05, 2010

More photos of ARTB (East)

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Slide show of ARTB (East). Enjoy

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Oct 04, 2010

All Raise This Barn (East) build out.

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All Raise This Barn (East)
All Raise This Barn (East)

With Thursday, our first day at the site, being scrubbed due to a heavy downpour, we built All Raise This Barn (East) with a core crew of four in the rain for 9 hours on Friday. We used hand saws and nails for the build with some screw guns used for the joist hangers on the roof. Tim and I added finish details on Saturday and Sunday before our afternoon You Don’t Konw What Your Talking About #MTAA performances. After the YDKWYTA performance, we went back to work on the barn in the late afternoons until the sun went down.

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artb(east) day 1
Crew building in rain on Friday.

All Raise This Barn stays on the RPI campus for the month to be used by various groups and clubs. More info on ARTB events as well more documentation of the building to come.

Thanks to all the folks who stopped by to say “hey”, toss paint and hammered nails.

Big thanks to Johannes Goebel and Kathleen Forde of EMPAC and RPI administration and students for their support of the project. permanent link to this post

Sep 28, 2010

links for 2010-09-27

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  • We, like you, have often wished while listening to a lecture, panel, speech or newscast to stand up and tell the speaker, "You do not know what you are talking about!" The artists sit behind a desk with two laptops and two microphones before them. Behind them a projection screen displays the text "#mtaa" and a timer. They announce the title of the performance, "You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About," and explain that for the duration of the performance, they will read any, only and all text sent to Twitter with the hash tag "#mtaa." The audience is invited to start twittering. MTAA need your tweets! We'll be doing the two, 10-minute performances of You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About at approximately 2:45PM Eastern Time on Saturday October 2nd and 3:45PM Eastern Time on Sunday October 3rd. Please tweet with the hash tag #mtaa and your tweets will be included in the performance.
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Sep 25, 2010

links for 2010-09-24

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YDKWYTA #MTAA

interview (w/ ewa wjtowicz)
Autotrace

Commissioned as part of Live Shorts for the EMPAC’s Filament Festival, MTAA present 2 performances of a new live work Oct 2 and Oct 3, 2010

“You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About #MTAA”
a live lecture/performance controlled by the audience and the Internet

Like you, we have often wished while listening to a lecture, speech or newscast to stand up and tell the speaker, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

MTAA sit behind a desk with two laptops and two microphones before them. Behind them a projection screen displays the text #mtaa and a timer.

They announce the title of the performance: “You Dont Know What You’re Talking About (#mtaa).” They explain that for the duration of the performance, they will read any, only and all text sent to Twitter with the hash tag “#mtaa.” They invite the audience to start twittering.

*We NEED your tweets!*

The 2 performances of *You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About #MTAA* are at approximately 2:45PM Eastern Time on Sat. October 2nd and 3:45PM Eastern Time on Sunday October 3rd. Each performance is roughly 15 minutes. Please tweet away with the hash tag #mtaa and you’re tweets will be included in the performance.

We’ll stream it live at http://justin.tv/twhid.

Some suggested topics of interest for YDKWYTA #MTAA
Art
The Internet
World Peace
World History
The Truth
Twitter
Net Art
Performance Art
Spelling
Painting
Car Repair
Science
Metal
What The Kids Are Into These Days
Man Bartlett
Hippies
Barns
Bikes
Beer
Today’s Football Game
Dogs
Canada
and, of course, YDKWYTA in general…

Sep 24, 2010

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ARTBarn (West)

All Raise This Barn(East) next Friday at EMPAC
artbarn.mtaa.net

+ new MTAA performance work on Sat 0ct 2 at 2pm and Sunday Oct 3 pm in EMPAC’s Studio 2 as part of the Filament Festival 2010. More info soon.

Also 01SJ on Dwell online
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links for 2010-09-23

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Sep 23, 2010

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Sep 17, 2010

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Also…
O1SJ is open
MTAA showed a new work in a fast food joint
The iPhone Drum Circle will be on wax someday
Chernobyl is creepy
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Sep 15, 2010

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Sep 13, 2010

All Raise This Barn (West) Photos

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Outside
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Inside
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more install photos on the ARTBarn (West) Flick page
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Sep 10, 2010

ARTBarn: first day in San Jose

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ARTBarn Day 1

We arrived in San Jose around 11:30 AM PT and went straight to South Hall. The rest of the afternoon was spent arranging the barn-making materials into the ‘artful’ arrangement you see above (more photos).

We’ll be raising the barn tomorrow!
If you’re in San Jose (or thereabouts) you can come by South Hall any time from 11AM - 7PM. Register on-line if you can so we know how many folks to expect.

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Sep 08, 2010

links for 2010-09-07

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Sep 03, 2010

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Sep 01, 2010

All Raise This Barn Begins Today

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ARTB

All Raise This Barn (ARTBarn)
A group designed and assembled public building/sculpture
http://artbarn.mtaa.net/

Artists MTAA are conducting an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decides design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point. The duo then conducts this 21st century barn-raising with volunteers perhaps including you on September 11, 2010 in San Jose’s South Hall and October 1, 2010 on the Renselear Polytechnic Institute’s campus. Will it be structure? A deconstructed sculpture? Some combination thereof? That’s for the you to choose

As of right now the online voting and design kicks off at
http://artbarn.mtaa.net/

Continuous voting, live performance, group drawing, and documentation runs until October 1, 2010

artb All Raise This Barn (West)
On September 11, 2010 from 11am to 7pm in San Jose, CA, the first real world wood, saw, nail and sweat barn building begins. We’ll be prototyping and beta-testing the barn-raising performance as part of the 2010 01SJ Biennial’s Out of the Garage, Into the World program in San Jose’s South Hall. Learn more and register to participate on-line.

All Rise This Barn (East)
Then, on October 1, 2010 from 9am to 6pm in Troy, NY we build the final full scale barn. Join us on the campus of Renselear Polytechnic Institute for the barn-raising performance! The barn-building is part of the RPI’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center’s Filament Festival in Troy, NY.

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links for 2010-08-31

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Aug 31, 2010

links for 2010-08-30

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Aug 29, 2010

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Aug 28, 2010

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Aug 27, 2010

random friday post 08-27-10

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elevation (rear / side)
elevation (side / front)

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links for 2010-08-26

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  • A multifunction utility for Mac OS X which allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, to run misc tasks of system maintenance, to configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, Login window, Spotlight and many Apple’s applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome and more.
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Aug 21, 2010

random friday post 08-20-10 (day late edition 08-21-10)

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setting up kiosks for ARTB (East)

Sorry for the late RFP, but I was upstate getting vote kiosks for All Raise This Barn (East) ready.

In other news…
McCoys move to Abu Dhabi and start a blog
Powhida explains that cable art talent contest.
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Aug 17, 2010

links for 2010-08-16

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Aug 16, 2010

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Aug 15, 2010

Summary Report on Story Time Again (Summer Animals)

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Story Time Again (Summer Animals)

Goal - Read with visitors at Wassiac Projects two texts (The House at Pooh Corner (1928) Chapter 7 - In Which Tigger Is Unbounced and Quints U.S.S. Indianapolis monologue from the screen play “Stillness in The Water AKA “JAWS). Reading takes place outside exhibition space on blankets. Reading is hopefully interactive.

Result - No one came. I read the texts to empty blankets anyways.

story time again (summer animals)
story time again (summer animals)

My friend Charlie was the doorman at a nightclub in Columbus Ohio back in the 90s. He always looked forward to nights when unknown local bands would play as only a handful of the bands friends would show up. He could then spend a slow night reading at the door. One older local band was much loved and often booked by the owner. This band was loved by the owner but not so much by the college aged denizens of the club. Charlie also loved this band but for a different reason. He nicknamed them The Negative Guest Lists.

Live performance with an audience has some perils. If you fuck up, or if the audience is not into whats going on, you know it immediately. Perhaps this is the reason visual artists tend to work with the safety and distance of video and editing. In a live moment, failure is seen and noted. Of the many things that can go wrong with live events, one of the hardest performance fails occurs when the curtain goes up and the theater is full of crickets. Its a Michigan J. Frog moment and even a free beer sign outside the hall will not save you. At this point, you begin to question not only the quality of your work but your grasp of reality.

On the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog or, in my case, a frog. This is, of course, unless you tweet about your #negativeguestlist. Which in my over-share online world I immediately did. Luckily I have some good tweet folks around. A kind reply came back from bhoggard @mriver It’s still art whether anyone is there to listen. and amusing update followed from museumnerd If a sculpture falls out your 19th floor window and no one’s there to hear it. Is it still art? ( @bhoggard @mriver ) permanent link to this post

links for 2010-08-14

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Aug 13, 2010

Reminder - Storytime

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sarff_michael_storytime

Stop by and say “Hi”. If you want a ride up for the afternoon, shoot me an email. I plan to be back in NYC by 6pm.

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random friday post 08-13-10

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links for 2010-08-12

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Aug 11, 2010

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Aug 06, 2010

random friday post 08-06-10 (part 2)

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In honor of shark week, here is Quints U.S.S. Indianapolis monologue from Stillness in The Water AKA JAWS. I’m reading this text on a blanket in Wassiac, NY a week from Saturday at 1pm as part of Story Time Again (Summer Animals). Stop by. We’ll have snacks.

update - just to remind, today 08-06-10 is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima which destroyed Approximately 69% of the city’s buildings and killed, by the end of the year, from injury and radiation 90,000-140,000 people.

QUINT

Yeah. The U.S.S. Indianapolis. June 29th, 1945, three and a half minutes past midnight, two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine slammed into our side. Two or three. We was still under sealed orders after deliverin’ the bomb…the Hiroshima bomb…we was goin’ back across the Pacific from Tinian to Leyte. Damn near eleven hundred men went over the side. The life boats was lashed down so tight to make the bomb run we couldn’t cut a single one adrift. Not one. And there was no rafts. None. That vessel sank in twelve minutes. Yes, that’s all she took. We didn’t see the first shark till we’d been in the water about an hour. A thirteen-footer near enough. A blue. You measure that by judgin’ the dorsal to the tail. What we didn’t know… of course the Captain knew…I guess some officers knew… was the bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signals was sent. What the men didn’t know was that they wouldn’t even list us as overdue for a week. Well, I didn’t know that — I wasn’t an officer — just as well perhaps. So some of us were dead already — in the water — just hangin’ limp in our lifejackets. And several already bleedin’. And the three hundred or so laying on the bottom of the ocean. As the light went, the sharks came crusin’. We formed tight groups — somewhat like squares in an old battle — You know what I mean — so that when one come close, the man nearest would yell and shout and pound the water and sometimes it worked and the fish turned away, but other times that shark would seem to look right at a man — right into his eyes — and in spite of all shoutin’ and poundin’ you’d hear that terrible high screamin’ and the ocean would go red, then churn up as they ripped him. Then we’d reform our little squares. By the first dawn the sharks had taken more than a hundred. Hard for me to count but more than a hundred. I don’t know how many sharks. Maybe a thousand. I do know they averaged six men an hour. All kinds — blues, makos, tigers. All kinds.

(Pause)

In the middle of the second day, some of us started to go crazy from the thirst. One fella cried out he saw a river, another claimed he saw a waterfall, some started to drink the ocean and choked on it, and some left our little groups — our little squares — and swam off alone lookin’ for islands and the sharks always took them right away. It was mainly the young fellas that did that — the older ones stayed where they was. That second day — my life jacket rubbed me raw and that was more blood in the water. Oh my. On Thursday morning I bumped up against a friend of mine — Herbie Robinson from Cleveland — a bosun’s mate — it seemed he was asleep but when I reached over to waken him, he bobbed in the water and I saw his body upend because he’d been bitten in half beneath the waist. Well Chief, so it went on — bombers high overhead but nobody noticin’ us. Yes — suicides, sharks, and all this goin’ crazy and dyin’ of thirst. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura swung around and came in low. Yes. He did that. Yes, that pilot saw us. And early evenin’, a big fat PBY come down out of the sky and began the pickup. That was when I was most frightened of all — while I was waitin’ for my turn. Just two and a half hours short of five days and five nights when they got to me and took me up. Eleven hundred of us went into that ocean — three hundred and sixteen got out. Yeah. Nineteen hundred and forty five. June the 29th.

(pause)

Anyway, we delivered the bomb. permanent link to this post

random friday post 08-06-10

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durango drawing
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Aug 04, 2010

links for 2010-08-03

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Aug 02, 2010

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Aug 01, 2010

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Jul 30, 2010

Story Time Again - (Summer Animals) 08.14.10 Wassaic, New York

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Story Time Again - (Summer Animals)

An unauthorised live dramatic group reading of A. A. Milnes The House at Pooh Corner (1928) Chapter 7 - “In Which Tigger Is Unbounced” followed by an unauthorised live dramatic reading of the screenplay for “Stillness in The Water AKA “JAWS (1975) by Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley from the novel by Peter Benchley.

On Saturday August 14, 2010 at 12 noon, a verbatim reading of “The House at Pooh Corner” Chapter 7 - “In Which Tigger Is Unbounced” will take place on a large picnic blanket in or near the grounds of Maxon Mill in Wassaic, New York as part of The Wassaic Project Summer Festival 2001. Snacks will be served and the reading will be filmed.

The next reading will take place on the blanket at 1pm. This will be a verbatim reading “Stillness in The Water AKA “JAWS centering on Quints U.S.S. Indianapolis monologue. Snacks will be served and the reading will be filmed.

http://www.tinjail.com/storytime/
http://www.wassaicproject.org/
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random friday post 07-30-10 (part 2)

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10 new jpegs in flickr set battlelake x10
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random friday post 07-30-10

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links for 2010-07-29

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Jul 28, 2010

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Jul 27, 2010

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Jul 26, 2010

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Jul 25, 2010

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Jul 24, 2010

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Jul 21, 2010

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Jul 20, 2010

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Jul 16, 2010

random friday post 07-16-10

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cherry pie

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An email came in late June from Elaine Tin Nyo. - “Yes, its that time of the year again. Ill start making sour cherry pies this coming weekabout one pie a dayuntil the sour cherries stop coming to the greenmarket.

Let me know if you would like to meet me for a slice. You can come to my place or I can meet you somewhere else. Its perfectly acceptable to invite your friends too. Id love to see you this July.”

Yesterday, what may be the last pie of the project came to work for the afternoon crew break. The pie, I think she said it was number 14, was still warm. It was delicious.

More on Elaine Tin Nyo’s projects at Nothing Happened Today
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Jul 15, 2010

links for 2010-07-14

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Jul 12, 2010

new work at Tinjail

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Greenpoint - video loop 2008 - 2010

15 minutes of sunrise looking East from the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the end of summer 2008 played at x15 speed and upside down above 15 minutes of sunset looking West from the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the beginning of summer 2008 played at x15 speed. permanent link to this post

Jul 09, 2010

random friday post 07-09-10

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warhol at the brooklyn museum
warhol subway poster
roxy the catus

update: and some random links…
VVORK’s MULTIPLEX
Revealing Jon Rafman at BOMBLOG
BSNY’s BRA tour at Google HQ
Versions, 2010, Oliver Laric
some opening pics from Postmasters Defrosted
What are net art dorks wetting themselves over today?
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links for 2010-07-08

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Jul 02, 2010

random friday post 07-02-10

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Jul 01, 2010

links for 2010-06-30

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Jun 25, 2010

random friday post 06-25-10

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Jun 23, 2010

links for 2010-06-23

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links for 2010-06-22

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Jun 18, 2010

random friday post 06-18-10 (part 2)

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random friday post 06-18-10

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dish made of shell on wet salt base
twhid in studio
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links for 2010-06-17

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Jun 15, 2010

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  • "Join ecoarttech at Smackmellon in NYC from June 20th through the 26th as we live and work in Mary Mattingly's Flock House, which will be exhibited as part of "Condensation of the Social." Each day from noon to 2pm ecoarttech will organize urban hikes (originating at Flock House), exploring convergent ecologies in the DUMBO area in support of our work Indeterminate Hikes. In addition we will conduct several evening events involving performance and conversations engaging ecologies of the social, psychic, digital and environmental. All events are open to the public."
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Jun 12, 2010

links for 2010-06-11

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Jun 11, 2010

random friday post 06-11-10 (part 3)

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R.I.P. Sigmar Polke

Images of Polke’s work on Flickr
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random friday post 06-11-10 (part 2)

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ARTBOOM Festival 2010 and Marcin Ramocki have the pleasure to introduce Made in Internet, an online showcase featuring 23 international web based artists.

Made in Internet

June 11-28, 2010, Krakow, Poland Featuring works by: 0100101110101101.ORG, Tamas Banovich, Michael Bell Smith, Petra Cortright, Paul B. Davis, Ursula Endlicher, Eteam, Joel Holmberg, JODI, Guthrie Lonergan, Kristin Lucas, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, MTAA, Luke Murphy, Marisa Olson, Paul Slocum, Jessie Stead, Harm Van Den Dorpel and Cj Yeh. Organized by Marcin Ramocki.

Also: Ramocki’s Assumed Mobility
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random friday post 06-11-10

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gsc oyster bar
gcs oyster bar

also:
tinjail.tumblr.com/
mriver.tumblr.com

Have a good weekend. permanent link to this post

Jun 10, 2010

links for 2010-06-09

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Jun 09, 2010

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Jun 05, 2010

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Jun 04, 2010

random friday 06-04-10

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k and m's cabin
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Jun 03, 2010

links for 2010-06-02

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Jun 01, 2010

back from upstate

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May 28, 2010

random friday 5-28-10 (part 2)

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LeRoy Stevens

LeRoy Stevens: his very own financial meltdown (telegraph.co.uk)

From The Birds Mouth permanent link to this post

random friday 5-28-10

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Michael Asher - No title, 2009-10
7am visit to the wb2010 with some very sleepy guards. Did not see Man Bartlett on his #24hOpen unless he was one of the two people I woke up with a camera flash in one of the video rooms. Oops.

Update - Some background from the LAT (via T.Whid) permanent link to this post

May 27, 2010

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May 21, 2010

random friday 5-21-10 (part 2)

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10 speed

get yer fred on

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random friday 5-21-10

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May 20, 2010

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May 18, 2010

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May 15, 2010

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May 14, 2010

random friday post 5-13-10

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May 11, 2010

links for 2010-05-10

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May 07, 2010

radom friday 5-7-10 (part 2)

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Vernacular Alien World Drawing Championship, Maryland
VA 1:1

Vernacular Alien World Drawing Championship, Maryland - group drawing performance on paper, 2009

VA Transfer 1:1 - silver paint marker with sliver paint on canvas (diptych), 2010 permanent link to this post

AutoTrace #2 (Miros Nocturne; performative) How To Part 3

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In Part 2 we transferred the image to the canvass. It’s now time to paint.

Auto Trace #2
Auto Trace #2
Auto Trace #2
autotrace #2
autotrace #2

We then used a “magic” eraser to soften the back grid.

autotrace #2
autotrace #2

Here it is post “magic.”

autotrace #2

Next up, finishing details. permanent link to this post

random friday post 5-7-10

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Frank (Again)
frank (again) 1:1

Frank (Again)- performance drawing, 2007
Frank (Again) Transfer 1:1 - painting, 2010

Frank (Again) Chat Transcript 2007
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links for 2010-05-06

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  • from the article: "The future of the web is HTML5. Microsoft is deeply engaged in the HTML5 process with the W3C. HTML5 will be very important in advancing rich, interactive web applications and site design. The HTML5 specification describes video support without specifying a particular video format. We think H.264 is an excellent format. In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only." I thought that MS had already announced this, but I guess the earlier announcement was that they'd support H.264. This new announcement they'll ONLY support H.264 in the video tag.
  • Handy
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Apr 30, 2010

rocket boom’s kym finds out..

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random friday post 4-30-10

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mtaa
k and m's cabin

Ah, little lad, you’re staring at my fingers. Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man. The right hand, friends, the hand of love. Now watch, and I’ll show you the story of life. Those fingers, dear hearts, is always a-warring and a-tugging, one agin t’other. Now watch ‘em! Old brother left hand, left hand he’s a fighting, and it looks like love’s a goner. But wait a minute! Hot dog, love’s a winning! Yessirree! It’s love that’s won, and old left hand hate is down for the count!

Night of the Hunter, 1955



Do the Right Thing 1989

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Apr 29, 2010

AFTP: ( ) interview on Rhizome

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Automatic for the People: ()

David Duncan’s AFTP:() interview is up at Rhizome.org
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Apr 28, 2010

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  • BBEdit finally fixes the syntax-highlighting of JS embedded in (X)HTML documents!!!!!!!1!! "Syntax coloring for embedded JavaScript and CSS (in HTML documents, between <script>..</script> and <style>..</style> tags, respectively) will now end at the appropriate closing tag, rather than at the first occurrence of </ after the opening tag. This behavior is correct for XHTML and XML, but not for HTML 4.x and earlier; but it is more closely aligned with browser behaviors and user expectations." (Yes. I'm a dork.)
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Apr 27, 2010

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Apr 23, 2010

Random Friday post from T.Whid 4-23-10

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Here’s some High on Fire for ya! FROST HAMMER!!!!!!!!
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Apr 19, 2010

AutoTrace #2 (Miro’s Nocturne; performative) How To Part 2

posted at 13:48 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Welcome back to Autotrace #2 How To.

When we left off in Part 1, the canvass was stretched and ready for image transfer.

For the image transfer, the first thing you will need to do is print out an image of Autotrace #2 and place a grid over it. Here is the one we used.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

Next, you will need to grid the canvass. We used a 6” grid drawn in with pencil.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)
AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)
AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

You are now ready to transfer the image. Using the grid for reference points, we started by free handing the lines. Then, using 1/4 inch plywood cut into a 2 inch by 4 foot strip, we bowed the wood (on edge) over the lines and retraced. This gave the archs a crisper line.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

It will take some time to transfer the image. Using your drawing as a guide, you should feel free to erase lines and retrace them until they seem correct.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

Next up, painting. permanent link to this post

Apr 18, 2010

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Apr 10, 2010

untitled iphone photos

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iphone prints

For all you fans of the tintype photo blog and m.river’s flickr site who have wondered how you can get your hands on a print, you’re in luck. Next week, 2 prints go up for purchase for 2 local art group benefits

untitled iphone photo

A COMMUNIST GALA “
a benefit for artists by artists”
SATURDAY APRIL 17, 12 - 7pm
at CUCHIFRITOS Gallery/Project Space
Essex Street market - 120 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
http://aai-nyc.org

untitled iphone photo

I Heart Art WORK/Wassaic Spring Fundraiser
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th, 2010 1pm - 5pm
at WORK - 65 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
http://wassaicproject.com/wp/springfund.html
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Apr 09, 2010

random friday post 4-9-10

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Apr 04, 2010

AutoTrace #2 (Miro’s Nocturne; performative) How To Part 1

posted at 13:38 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

As you might recall, back in 2008 MTAA conducted their first Performative Autotrace during a lecture conducted for the Takeovers & Makeovers: Artistic Appropriation, Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age symposium at UC Berkeley. For the lecture we autotraced a reproduction of Joan Miros Nocturne and placed the resulting vector graphic online for download in SVG2 format. We then encouraged people to output their own version of the work but so far, we have not heard of anyone attempting it.

So, now that we have Autotrace #4 under our belts, we thought it might be a good time to go back and output the Berkeley work. We will be posting our progress and instructions so that you can follow along at home.

First thing you will need to do is download the work from the link above and print it out. Next go to your local paint store and match the color.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

or just copy the Ben Moore formula we picked out.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

After that you will need to stretch a canvass. We went with “as-big-as-we-can-make-it-and-still-fit-it-out-the-studio-door-without-unstretching” (108” x 72”) size. You can go with any size canvass you want or just pick out a wall you like.

AutoTrace #2 (Miro's Nocturne; performative)

Once we got the canvass together, we sealed it with matte medium

That’s it for this week. Next up - image transfer. permanent link to this post

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Apr 02, 2010

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Apr 01, 2010

BERSETZUNG IST EINE FORM. | TRANSLATION IS A MODE.

posted at 16:17 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

BERSETZUNG IST EINE FORM. | TRANSLATION IS A MODE.

UEBERSETZUNG IST EINE FORM. | TRANSLATION IS A MODE.

Location/duration:
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna/Austria, kunstraum.net
08 April 2010, 7 pm (Opening), 09 April - 29 May 2010

Featuring works by:
Eva Beierheimer / Miriam Laussegger, Aylor Brown / Arend deGryuter-Helfer, Gerhard Dirmoser, Aleksandra Domanovic, Jochen Hoeller, Michael Kargl - aka carlos katastrofsky, Annja Krautgasser, Michail Michailov, MTAA (M. River & T. Whid Art Associates), Joerg Piringer, Arnold Reinthaler, Veronika Schubert, Johanna Tinzl / Stefan Flunger

“Just as a tangent touches a circle lightly and at but one point, with this touch rather than with the point setting the law according to which it is to continue on its straight path to infinity, a translation touches the original lightly and only at the infinitely small point of the sense, thereupon pursuing its own course according to the laws of fidelity in the freedom of linguistic flux.” (Walter Benjamin)

Manner, quality, version, condition, design, look, shape, arrangement, fashion, style, way, cut, type, structure and form… a quick search of any dictionary and online translation programme gives numerous results for the English term mode. The path of translation, however, is a long one when a text is to be transferred into another language and ascribed new purposes in order ultimately to learn that each new reception entails a change in meaning in the sense of interpretation n translation, a mode?

Based on philological-linguistic translation theories, the exhibition “Uebersetzung ist eine Form. | Translation is a mode.” shows 13 contemporary positions of language-based conceptual art relating to the broad subject area of translation. The focus of consideration is, on the one hand, on translation processes inherent in the work, which are scrutinised regarding their mutual relationship at the level of the content, the medium and the form. On the other hand it illuminates context-related interpretation processes, which influence the individual works of art from a curatorial as well as from the recipientis perspective and locate them as an indispensable practice in the world of mutual dependences and networking. As a result, linguistically critical elements come into view that are related to socio-economic, socio-political and not least (art-) institutional contexts and transferred to the phenomenon of translation.

curated by CONT3XT.NET

For the exhibition, CONT3XT.NET selected 2 MTAA works.
Simple Net Art Diagram (ca. 1997) | Commons Art Diagram (2007)
Installation, web page on server | paper poster, black and white

As an agreement to the nature of the exhibition, we gave the curators the sole responsibility of translating these two digital works into the physical exhibition. From this quick first jpeg of the instalation, it looks they made great choices with the output. The following is their text about the works.

Two computers, linked by a cable with a flashing red spark sign on it captioned The art happens here. As early as 1997, with Simple Net Art Diagram (ca. 1997), the artist duo MTAA (M. River & T. Whid Art Associates) were visualising the fundamental processual approach of internet-based art. Their diagram, however, is not just an attempt to relate to the technological and media conditions of net art, but also to the questions that are immanent in art, which had already been posed by predecessors in the 1960s/70s. If in Simple Net Art Diagram it was just two computers illustrating the network, in Commons Art Diagram (2007), produced ten years later, it is a strictly market-regulated commercialisation system in which the internet-based art ihappensi today. Again, The art happens here is the accompanying text to the spark, but this time it is surrounded by symbols for music, data, moving images, texts and logos of alternative copyright licences. permanent link to this post

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Mar 31, 2010

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Mar 27, 2010

#class thesis response

posted at 19:32 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

William Powhida posted to the hashtagclass blog a call for reflections on the project. He specifically asked participants to respond to the original thesis statement:
Art is a luxury commodity for the wealthy that limits the possibility of ownership, understanding, and access based on class, education and geography.

My short reply follows.

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Speaking as someone who has created art on the web (& Internet), in comic books, via email and other populist formulations I’d say that this statement is only true for art that is created in such a way as to make it scarce. If it’s not scarce, it’s no longer a luxury. Simple economics.

An artist chooses to make their work scarce. Current media creation and dissemination technologies make it stupidly simple to make one’s work unscarce. If one chooses.

Speaking as someone trained as a painter, I can understand a painter’s objection to this idea. Their expression requires scarcity. A painting, sculpture or drawing can only be in one place at any one time obviously. But artists working in these types of media shouldn’t do so ignorantly — especially if they’re worried about the class implications of the distribution of their work. There are other means of expression.

It’s not required to play in the art world system to make work or find an audience.

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Mar 26, 2010

random friday post 03-26-10

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greenpoint

Abramovic photo tinjail.tumblr


Brand New Paint Job (Jon Rafman) - Gerhard Richter Delorean


Happy 10 to Newsgrist
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Mar 25, 2010

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Mar 20, 2010

Autotrace #4 (Fishman’s Moving and Being; performative) report

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Autotrace is series of works in which we use software to trace jpegs of paintings. The resulting vector graphics are used to create new artworks. Thursday night at Winkleman Gallery, we presented the 4th piece in the series as a part of #class.

Autotrace #4

In the heart of the Autotrace #4 performance, we asked the audience to pick one painter. They selected Louise Fishman. Then, from a Google Image search, one jpeg of her work to Autotrace. They selected the painting Moving and Being.

Fishman's  Moving And Being

Using customized software to automate Adobe Illustrator, we have distilled the tracing process down to a simple drag-and-drop action. In this one action, the jpeg of Fishman’s “Moving and Being” was dropped onto the Autotrace software. The script launched, the software centered the image, traced each brush stroke and shape in the painting creating vector graphics for each, matched a color to each vector graphic, picked one random shape from the painting, deleted the other shapes and finally scaled-up the selected vector graphic to the size of the projection screen.

To output this new work we picked a stick of chalk that was close in color to it and I traced the outline of the shape onto the chalkboard-painted gallery wall.

Autotrace #4

Once the image was one the wall, T.Whid deleted all traces of the work from his computer’s hard drive. The artwork, now erased from the gallery wall, exists only in written and photographic documentation.

Autotrace #4

Thanks to
#class,
Winkleman Gallery,
Jennifer Dalton,
and William Powhida

so, remember kids…

autotrace #4

Update - Here is some video posted by Kai Vierstra
(Note: T.Whid copy-edited this a tad after publication.) permanent link to this post

random friday 03-19-10 (late edition)

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1071

a day late but by popular demand (and by that i mean at least tim seems to have noticed it was missing ) here is your random friday mtaa-rr post

although the random friday post are for the most part random, this one points to the reason the random friday post is late.

coming up next week, the random friday post goes on the road to troy, ny permanent link to this post

Guess they are random…

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I guess M.River’s ‘random Friday’ posts really are random as he missed yesterday :-(

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Mar 19, 2010

Autotrace #4 (Fishman’s Moving and Being; performative)

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Autotrace #4

photos from last night’s Autotrace #4 at #class

more details later today… permanent link to this post

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Mar 18, 2010

autotrace #4 tonight

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mccoys at #class

mccoys at #class

reminder - mtaa’s autotrace #4 tonight (6:30) at #class
winkleman gallery 621 west 27th street, new york, ny 10001 permanent link to this post

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Mar 13, 2010

Reminder: Autotrace #4 at #class THIS WEEK!

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Autotrace #3

Autotrace #4
MTAA will conduct a live demonstration of our art-making technique called “Autotrace.”

The performative variety of the Autotrace takes the form of a live, public demonstration of the technique. The mechanics of the autotrace are performed on the artists’ computer and projected before an audience. Usually the performance concludes after a single vector shape is randomly chosen from the autotraced bitmap and presented as a new aesthetic object i.e. work of art.

More on MTAA’s Autotrace series: Autotrace #2 (Nocturne; performative) and AutoTrace #1 (Full Fathom Five).

The performance will be followed by a Q&A.


When? Thu, March 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | add to google calendar

Where? Winkleman Gallery as part of #class (organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida)
621 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

More can be discovered by searching Twitter for #class. permanent link to this post

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Mar 12, 2010

random friday post 03-12-10

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Mar 11, 2010

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Mar 10, 2010

cory’s new painting

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My photo on Canvas from CanvasOnDemand.com

It said click to embed, so I did. permanent link to this post

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Random Video App

posted at 01:05 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

RVA_still.gif
I’m happy to announce that we’re releasing an OS X application that does one thing: plays back a playlist of videos randomly until you make it stop.

We call it Random Video App.

If you want to play back a bunch of videos randomly from a Macintosh computer, this will do it for you. It uses the QuickTime framework so any video that QuickTime can play will be played by this app. We’ve used it to play SD and HD video in real-world gallery situations.

Most of the code was originally written by Alex Galloway for MTAA’s “One Year Performance Video (gallery version).” It was then updated for “Karaoke Deathmatch 100.” It’s been updated and used for other pieces over the years.

For this public release, I’ve updated and streamlined the software a bit and done other little adjustments to make it suitable for distribution.

Again, it does one thing: plays back a playlist of videos completely randomly. It’s been well-tested in the real world where it’s run video installations for hours and hours with no crashes, freezes, panics or other nasty things occurring.

 Download Random Video App

It’s important that you read the readme.txt distributed with the software or you won’t know how to use it. If you find it useful and you use it, let us know. It would make us happy to know it was useful to you.

more notes
  • This version of the software has only been tested on OS X 10.5. If you try it on other versions of the OS and it works. Awesome! Drop us an email and let us know.
  • It won’t work on Power PC-based computers. But it may if you re-compile it, which brings me to the next note…
  • If you want the source let me know. It’s open source, but I’m just too lazy to clean it all up for distribution unless someone actually wants it.
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Mar 07, 2010

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  • from Rhizome, "Ryder Ripps, of Internet Archaeology, along with Tim Baker (Delicious) and Scott Van Damme (MIT Exhibit), recently launched a beta version of dump.fm, a chat room where participants communicate solely through images. The site combines the creative back and forth of surf clubs, tumblr’s loose and rapid-fire network of image transmission, and the real time spontaneity of an old school chat room."
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Mar 06, 2010

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Mar 05, 2010

random friday post 03-05-10

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Feb 26, 2010

random friday post 02-26-10

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columbus zoo

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Feb 25, 2010

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Feb 24, 2010

did not make it to colgate

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amtrack to colgate
amtrack to colgate
amtrack to colgate

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Feb 22, 2010

Autotrace #4 at #class March 18

posted at 19:22 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Autotrace #3

MTAA’s Autotrace #4 at #class
Organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida
http://hashtagclass.blogspot.com/
http://www.winkleman.com/


When - Thu, March 18, 6:30pm 7:30pm
Description - Artists MTAA will demonstrate “Autotrace,” a completely automatic, software-generated appropriation and shape creation system.

Winkleman Gallery
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greenpoint
greenpoint

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Feb 18, 2010

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1071

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1071
1071

this is a test. this is a test of the mtaa-rr blog system. if this was an actual blog post, information about stuff would be down here. this is only a test.

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Feb 12, 2010

random friday post 02-12-10

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heart 1

Heart shaped template for group drawing project at Colgate February 24.

and

Untitled 100 Steps via Twitter
March 17, 2009 to February 6, 2010
twitter.com/mriver

also

magdasawon “I propose a parlor game: categorize art stars as: “clown”, “candy” or “other” - see where we end up with.” MTAA would like to be thought of as “part-other-candy-part-other-clown and a bit other-other” Hope that clears that up. Thanks. permanent link to this post

Feb 09, 2010

7 years! blog-o-versary

posted at 13:08 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Pathetically, not much has changed around here since last year. STILL haven’t moved this thing over to Wordpress. Maybe this year…

Luckily M.River’s keeping it running.

The required link to the first post.

More importantly, it’s Alligators in the Sewers Day! permanent link to this post

Lee Walton WAPPENING #4 NY/SF right now

posted at 00:39 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

At this moment, a man is locked to a bench in Union Square Park, SF.

To unlock him, find the woman in the red scarf at Atlas Cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is the only person that knows the combination to the lock. She will give it to you.

more info via facebook

Sigh. I just put a pizza in the oven.

Update 7:58pm EST. Fine then. I’m going to get my thermals on and bike over to the cafe. Back in about an hour.

Update 8:55pm EST 07-33-15

Update 9:20pm EST Looks like he is free. permanent link to this post

Feb 05, 2010

race news

posted at 16:22 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Greg in Daytona
Greg in Daytona

Best of luck to my brother Greg and his team for this weekends ARCA race in Daytona. In general, I dont know much about stock car racing and Im not sure how much my brother knows much about contemporary art but we both agree that car 38 looks bad ass this year. permanent link to this post

random friday post 02-05-10

posted at 13:45 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

barn roof

what a misunderstanding


thinner_6

NYT - At London Sale, a Giacometti Sets a Record
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Feb 02, 2010

barn rnd

posted at 15:45 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

barn permanent link to this post

Jan 30, 2010

fanboy builds PS3 game based on Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 2

posted at 23:28 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver



via cremasterfanatic permanent link to this post

Jan 29, 2010

random friday post 01-29-10

posted at 13:37 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Man Ray - Indestructible Object
Man Ray - Indestructible Object

field-notes.tumblr.com
tinjail.tumblr.com
tigerloveschimp.tumblr.com
urmean2computer.tumblr.com

and

If not you not me. Annie Abrahams at HTTP Gallery, London. 12 February - 20 March 2010

and (an update)

Black Bania. Elaine Tin Nyo’s sauna/ snack tipi on frozen Medicine Lake near Minneapolis MN as part of Art Shanty Projects. She posted on FB this morning that is -4. Dang.
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Jan 22, 2010

random friday post 01-22-10

posted at 12:52 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Bruce Nauman - Window or Wall Sign

Bruce Nauman - The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967 permanent link to this post

Jan 18, 2010

alternating pink and gold x 2

posted at 14:01 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

from mriver's iphone 01-15-10
from thwid's iphone 01-16-10

Dan Flavin - alternating pink and gold, 1967 shot from mriver’s phone on 01-15-10 and twhid’s phone on 01-16-10 permanent link to this post

Jan 15, 2010

random friday post 01-15-10

posted at 13:57 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Autotrace #3
Autotrace #3

AutoTrace #3 (Number 1A, performative) at Light Industry, NY, 2009 - unique vector file autotraced from Jackson Pollack’s Number 1A. The file was created before of a live audience at Light Industry, Brooklyn. A sample output method of the file was demonstrated as a two minute blue tape drawing on the wall. The file was then transferred onto a flash drive. All copies of the file were deleted from laptop. Flash drive with sole file was given away to audience member permanent link to this post

Jan 08, 2010

random friday post 01-08-10

posted at 22:05 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

moof permanent link to this post

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