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Dec 31, 2010

random friday post 12-31-10

posted at 18:19 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

The last MTAA-RR RFP of 2010

Ready for New Year’s Eve 2011

Indulgences 2010
Last new MTAA project for 2010

Nothing says the future is now like CRT monitors


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

Happy New Year from MTAA. See you in the future. permanent link to this post

links for 2010-12-30

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Dec 30, 2010

links for 2010-12-29

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Dec 22, 2010

links for 2010-12-21

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Dec 19, 2010

links for 2010-12-18

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Dec 17, 2010

radom friday post 12-17-10

posted at 14:56 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


Snow along the lake in Milwaukee


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


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

Dec 16, 2010

links for 2010-12-15

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Dec 12, 2010

links for 2010-12-11

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m.river adds - here’s the embed

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Dec 10, 2010

Milwaukee All Stars report 1.

posted at 22:11 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

millwaukee all stars

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.


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.


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.

millwaukee all stars

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

random friday post 12-10-10

posted at 17:06 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

millwaukee all stars

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

links for 2010-12-06

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Dec 06, 2010

links for 2010-12-05

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MTAA in Milwaukee

posted at 00:04 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

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


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

domino's is our brillo

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 ( 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.


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

freeing lunch #rank box 1

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.

pizza fiore

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.

pizza #2 live at #rank permanent link to this post

Dec 01, 2010

Freeing Lunch #RANK Day 1

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

pizza fiore

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


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

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