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Dec 30, 2013

MTAA’s Maybe Manifesto in relation to Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto, 2013

posted at 18:20 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

maybe manifesto from mriver on Vimeo.



No to spectacle.

Some spectacle.

No to virtuosity.

Agreed.

No to transformations and magic and make-believe.

Agree with transformation and magic but make-believe is all we have.

No to the glamour and transcendency of the star image.

Sure.

No to the heroic.

Yup.

No to the anti-heroic.

We try but that is what we always end up with. Is that fine?

No to trash imagery.

What? No. Maybe.

No to involvement of performer or spectator.

Yes to the no involvement part but only for the performer.

No to style.

No to style always ends up as a style. How about change style often?

No to camp.

Really?

No to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer.

Could not seduce the audience with our wiles if we tried, so that works for us.

No to eccentricity.

First misread that as electricity and strongly disagreed.

No to moving or being moved.

Sure. We do not like to be touched while performing as well. Creepy. 


Yvonne Rainer - No Manifesto, 1965

MTAA’s Maybe Manifesto in relation to Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto, 2013  


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Dec 17, 2013

A Very Very Cold Martini with Elaine Tin Nyo

posted at 23:44 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

IOI Vesper 2013 from mriver on Vimeo.



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2nd Music for IOI music excerpt (popcorn)

posted at 13:44 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

IOI music 2013 excerpt from mriver on Vimeo.



The second sample of a 1 hour work performed on Dec 7, 2013 at Auxiliary Projects in Brooklyn as part of MTAA’s Desk Mod #4. Station IOI or Some Thoughts on Isolation, Observation and Ice. For the work an audio recording was made during the IOI exhibition opening. A set of four tapes where then made from the recordings. At 4pm on December 7, Aviram Cohen used a 4 track to play and manipulate the tape over 1 hour. While Aviram was in the gallery, MTAA was outside attempting to make Jiffy-pop popcorn on the street. The work outside was captured and projected in the galley by a surveillance camera. The sound heard on this sample comes from Aviram’s performance as well as people in the gallery commenting on the work outside. permanent link to this post

Music for IOI (Live) - with Aviram Cohen (2 min sample of 1 hour work

posted at 13:27 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Music for IOI (Live) - with Aviram Cohen (2 min sample of 1 hour work from mriver on Vimeo.



A 2 min sample of a 1 hour work performed on Dec 7, 2013 at Auxiliary Projects in Brooklyn as part of MTAA’s Desk Mod #4. Station IOI or Some Thoughts on Isolation, Observation and Ice. For the work an audio recording was made during the IOI exhibition opening. A set of four tapes where then made from the recordings. At 4pm on December 7, Aviram Cohen used a 4 track to play and manipulate the tape over 1 hour. While Aviram was in the gallery, MTAA was outside attempting to make Jiffy-pop popcorn on the street. The work outside was captured and projected in the galley by a surveillance camera. The sound heard on this sample comes from Aviram’s performance as well as people in the gallery commenting on the work outside. permanent link to this post

Live Dramatic Reading (Disconnection of HAL 9000’s Higher Functions) - 2013

posted at 13:22 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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On Saturday Nov 24, 2013 at 4pm, MTAA performed Live Dramatic Reading (Disconnection of HAL 9000’s Higher Functions) at Auxiliary Projects in Brooklyn as part of the exhibition Desk Mod #4. Station IOI or Some Thoughts on Isolation, Observation and Ice.

This is the fourth time the work has been preformed publicly since 2009. The work has also been presented at OTO in Brooklyn, the Beal center in Irvine, California and at the Aurora Picture show in Houston, Texas permanent link to this post

Dec 10, 2013

IOI performance #3 - A Very Very Cold Martini - with Elaine Tin Nyo

posted at 00:19 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

IOI

Saturday Dec 14 at 4pm -5pm
Auxiliary Projects - 2 St. Nicholas Avenue, space 25, at the corner of Jefferson Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn
MTAA and Elaine Tin Nyo will make and serve you a very very cold Vesper Martini.
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Dec 03, 2013

IOI performance #2 - Music for lOl (Live)- with Aviram Cohen

posted at 00:11 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

IOI
IOI

Saturday, Dec 7, 4pm- Music for lOl (Live)- with Aviram Cohen - MTAA and Cohen perform a live remix of field recordings from the IOI opening at Auxiliary Projects.

For the second of four IOI performance at Auxiliary Projects, MTAA and Cohen will create a live remix of field recordings from the IOI opening. For the past 14 years Aviram Cohen has experimented with different genres in music. Raw punk, Disjointed jazz, Shadowy synthesizers have all been implemented to convey a DIY approach and application. For this performance Aviram will continue with his more recent exploration with cassettes and tape music. Uncovering the dormant rhythmic qualities that occur in our verbal communications with each other. While Aviram manipulates sound, MTAA will be making popcorn and severing you drinks.

Auxiliary Projects is located at 2 St. Nicholas Avenue, space 25, at the corner of Jefferson Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn permanent link to this post

Nov 25, 2013

IOI images

posted at 23:36 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

IOI

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Nov 10, 2013

MTAA: IOI

posted at 14:52 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

working on IOI

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MTAA: Desk Mod #4. Station IOI or Some Thoughts on Isolation, Observation and Ice
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** MTAA: Desk Mod #4. Station IOI or Some Thoughts on Isolation, Observation and Ice
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Auxiliary Projects reopens on November 15, 2013, with an exhibition of objects and collaborative performances by MTAA. There will be an opening reception on November 15th, from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will continue through January 5, 2014. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6pm, and by appointment.

MTAA, known for new media conceptualism for over 15 years, presents an intervention into and radical redecoration of Auxiliary Projects. MTAA overlays a fictional identity onto the space, aesthetically and metaphorically reimagining the gallery as a camouflaged quasi-military outpost in an isolated environment. Echoing a cold war aesthetic even as the repercussions of Edward Snowdon cascade, MTAA imagines the elements of isolation, observation, and ice as the defining elements of this bleak, inhospitable place, inhabited by the few and visited by the brave.

Isolation: What materials of culture would we need to survive alone? MTAA provides the answer of a few carefully chosen books, movies, and CDs, precisely stacked in duplicate on shelves as though not to be touched. Among them: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide, a deck of cards, the movie Rear Window.

Observation: Camouflaged, those inside the gallery persist as if in a hunting blind, quietly poised for visitors to make their innocent approach, filmed, seen. At MTAA’s instruction, collaborators will record the smallest activities in the environment, surveilling the bleak view from the gallery’s barred windows, noting changes in the weather or the activity of pedestrians. The work of the record-keepers will be presented as a collaborative drawing; relics of performances will be presented in camouflaged boxes.

Ice: Winter is just beginning but the darkness comes early to Bushwick, the wind growing fierce between the low industrial buildings, under an often grey sky. Ice appears in drinks to a warmer welcome. We will consult the Bartender’s Guide. MTAA will foster conviviality within and from a stark environment.

Performance schedule:

Saturday, Nov 23, 4pm- Live Dramatic Reading (Disconnection of HAL 9000’s Higher Functions)

A live reading from Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001:A Space Odysseyť

Saturday, Dec 7, 4pm- Music for lOl (Live)- with Aviram Cohen

MTAA and Cohen perform a live remix of field recordings from the IOI opening

Saturday, Dec 14, 4pm- A Very Very Cold Martini

MTAA and Elaine Tin Nyo will make and serve you a very very cold Vesper Martini

Saturday, January 4, 4pm- Group Assembled Klondike Solitaire

MTAA will play a hand of Klondike solitaire as a group performance

Collaborators for the exhibition include Charles Orr, Colleen Rae Smiley, Raphaele Shirley.

Watch out! Auxiliary Projects will be participating in UNTITLED, Miami Beach, December 4-8

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2 St. Nicholas Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237 Auxiiary Projects is a project space run by Jennifer Dalton and Jennifer McCoy.

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