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Apr 23, 2016

MTAA’s Unmade Cassette Tapes, 2016

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

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Apr 12, 2016

untitled ( the days of this society is numbered/ December 7, 2012), 2016

posted at 12:01 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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untitled ( the days of this society is numbered/ December 7, 2012), 2016

7 web generated images from signgenerator.org in the catagory of PEOPLE PROTESTING/RALLY SIGN GENERATORS on public google doc page with text based on Rirkrit Tiravanija’s untitled ( the days of this society is numbered/ December 7, 2012) permanent link to this post

Mar 21, 2016

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posted at 12:14 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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MTAA - my_tombstone, 2016
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Mar 20, 2016

MTAA - Some Recent Net Art x10 (a very very solo show on the internet)

posted at 14:15 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

MTAA - Some Recent Net Art x10 (a very very solo show on the internet)

The result to distinct adopts ambiguous net arts as a legibility of intertextual text syntheses. It is at this point that the result to adopt re-defines the anonymous net art. The text is cross-sectioned through a text ‘s text. The sceptical, intertextual text legitimises and adopts the provocative text. The source of intertextual accomplishments adopts and forces the anonymous, ambivalent net arts. The result is an imperceptible simulation of intertextual synergies that adopts beyond the ambivalent spectrum of databases. These anthropological genres cross-fade texts and net arts to adopt a database in an ambivalent, anonymous agglomeration. Texts adopt the simulation of facsimiles, while the ambiguous, intertextual database inverts and deploys the agglomeration. The text synthesis adopts the ambiguous and unique net art. Ambiguous and anonymous databases verify the absence of ambivalent manipulations, while the intertextual, post-structuralistic text releases and synthesises the result to oscillate.

Introduction text generated via www.art-words.net (Eva Beierheimer and Miriam Laussegger)

Some Recent Net Art x10 (a very very solo show on the internet), 2016
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gifmaker in makeagif, 2016
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Hi - my name is Joel, and I work at Artsy, 2016
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Untitled Morse Code With Fonts x10, 2016
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DP721W, 2016
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50 Painters + Image Searches in No Particular Order, 2016
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Defaults, 2015
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Music 4 Music 4 Airports, 2015
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MoMA Dust Windows, 2014
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MTAA’s Notes on Being Net Artist in relation to Olia LiaLina’s Notes on Being Net Artist, 2014
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Mark River (°1967, Iowa City , United States) makes conceptual artworks and media art. With a subtle minimalistic approach, River tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

His conceptual artworks question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function. With a conceptual approach, he creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.

His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of conceptual art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. Mark River currently lives and works in Brooklyn .

Artist statement generated via 500 Letters (Jasper Rigole) permanent link to this post

Mar 10, 2016

gifmaker in makeagif, 2016

posted at 13:01 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

gifmaker in makeagif, 2016 online animated gif
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Mar 09, 2016

Hi - my name is Joel, and I work at Arts

posted at 12:09 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Hi - my name is Joel, and I work at Arts, 2016
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Mar 08, 2016

Untitled Morse Code With Fonts x10

posted at 12:38 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Untitled Morse Code With Fonts x10, 2016
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Mar 07, 2016

DP721W, 2016

posted at 12:46 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

DP721W , 2016
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Mar 06, 2016

50 Painters + Image Searches in No Particular Order, 2016

posted at 13:05 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

50 Painters + Image Searches in No Particular Order , 2016
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Mar 04, 2016

Music 4 Music 4 Airports

posted at 12:42 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Music 4 Music 4 Airports , 2015
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Mar 03, 2016

MoMA Dust Windows, 2014

posted at 12:44 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

MoMA Dust Windows, 2014
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Mar 02, 2016

on Being Net Artist in relation to Olia LiaLina’s Notes on Being Net Artist

posted at 12:59 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Notes on Being Net Artist in relation to Olia LiaLina’s Notes on Being Net Artist, 2014 - 2016
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Jan 04, 2016

AFC best of 2015 - a brief history of the simple net art diagram

posted at 00:22 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

AFC picks MTAA’s a brief history of the simple net art diagram in the The Best of Art F City, 2015 permanent link to this post

Dec 09, 2015

some OTO press 2015

posted at 13:31 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

A thoughtful review of the OTO curated Approaching -273.15° C at academic on Hyperallergic - The Cool Conceptualism of Artworks at Absolute Zero

Also, here is a good review of OTO’s Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) exhibition at Radiator Arts from March in the Queens Chronicle - With an unworldly pull, art explores the unknown permanent link to this post

Nov 29, 2015

Music4Music4Airports (M4M4A) LGA LIVE

posted at 23:25 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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On Sunday December 6 from 4 to 6 pm, as part of the Approaching −273.15° C exhibition at academic in LIC , MTAA will perform the 2/1 section of Music4Music4Airports (M4M4A) . This section focuses on LGA in Queens.

Along with MTAA’s M4M4A , the afternoon will have live works by C∆N-D, Lo Vid, and Raphaele Shirley.

Academic 47-39 35th St, Long Island City, New York 11101 permanent link to this post

Nov 18, 2015

Music4Music4Airports (M4M4A), 2015

posted at 13:26 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

MTAA, Music 4 Music 4 Airports (M4M4A), 2015
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Live capture of four online surfing sessions combining the tracks of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports with explorations of Paris Orly via Google Earth, Cologne Bonn via web cams, LGA via Google image search and JFK Airport via youTube

M4M4A was first show at #yaminyc 2015 at the Knockdown Center in a tent on a space blanket with audio run trough a guitar distortion pedal.

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Music4Music4Airports (M4M4A), 2015 from mriver on Vimeo.

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Nov 15, 2015

Marcy Chevali - Circumference

posted at 17:13 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Marcy Chevali

As part of the Approaching −273.15° C at academic , I made a small book documenting a series of performance based artworks by Marcy Chevali created Mexico. The book includes a interview with Chevali, a set of color images and a short essay I wrote on one of the images. The essay is titled “Looking at a photograph of a line drawn by Marcy Chevali into the shore of La Manzanilla.” and begins with…

I would like to tell you, as much as I can, about a photograph. I will tell you almost everything I can discern from the exterior of the image across the perimeter towards a center. Everything I tell you may not be accurate but I will try my best.

Paperback: 32 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1517653754
ISBN-13: 978-1517653750
Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 6 x 9 inches
$9.25 + shipping at Amazon.com permanent link to this post

Nov 01, 2015

Approaching −273.15° C

posted at 23:41 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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Image - Marcy Chevali - Cirrus (detail), 2015

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47-39 35th Street, #2
Long Island City, NY 11101
http://academicnyc.com/
academicgallery@gmail.com

Approaching −273.15° C
Keith Anderson, Marcy Chevali, James Cullinane, Daniela Kostova and Raphaele Shirley. Curated by Michael Sarff of Over the Opening (OTO)

November 13 to December 12, 2015

Opening reception Friday November 13, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm

Approaching −273.15° C (Live) - an afternoon of performance work and video with C∆N-D, LoVid, MTAA and Raphaele Shirley. Sunday December 6, 2015 from 4-6 pm

Absolute zero (−273.15° Celsius or 0°on the Kelvin scale) is the temperature at which all motion in matter stops. Until very recently this state of perfect stillness and corresponding order was thought to be unreachable. For the exhibition Approaching −273.15° C at academic from November 13 to December 12, 2015, Keith Anderson, Marcy Chevali, James Cullinane, Daniela Kostova and Raphaele Shirley create art in regions that move from active and chaotic towards an ever distant ideal of rest and symmetry. Contained within the metaphors and physicality of this approach, the artist point towards a space that operates just before a perfect cold. It is in this endless state of almost null, the artworks in Approaching −273.15° C float suspended between transformation and resolution.

For the exhibition, Keith Anderson masks out the industrial windows of Academic’s gallery with a detailed installation using black archival tape. Paired against the window installation, titled For Nico, because………………. Anderson presents a sculpture titled In this Box from 2012. The work consists of a mid sized cardboard box displayed open at the top sitting on the floor. The cardboard is completely encased with paint mixed with dry pigment over asphalt saturated cotton fabric commonly used in roofing. As the window installation uses the film of black tape to shutter light and space, the tar paper of the box works in an opposite track by defining a void.

Marcy Chevali installs a group of ethereal nets pulled floor to ceiling. The nets, made of flameworked glass joined to stands of fiber, compress both inward and expand out against the room’s limits. This installation of nets, titled Cirrus, is accompanied by a set of photographs capturing actions performed by Chevali in the landscape of Mexico in 2014. In these actions, titled Circumference, Chevali kneels face down and outlines the space around her as far as her arms can reach. She then waits as wind and water erase the line. In both bodies of work, Chevali sets line and material in active adaption against a bounded space.

In two ink on gesso works, Casement and Portal from 2015, James Cullinane fills a white ground with a methodical system of black lines and points. The resulting image, formed with an internal method of production, pushes at the edges of the doorway sized panels and fills the interior with a near universe of pattern and movement. As with Chevali work, verging edge conditions and the space between provide tension in movement and ideal.

In her recent series of works, Daniela Kostova documents the raising of her daughter Vega. Kostova’s photographic images of Vega’s exploration, adventure and rest are then enlarged and outputted as PVC banners or wallpaper. These large scale skins are adhered to vernacular architecture in a way that brings the images into an active connection to a site. The work jumps from the intimate scale of home and learning to the public scope of industry and commerce. For Approaching −273.15° C, Kostova present images of Vega’s time with her babysitter who is the activist and model Rain Dove.

A set of small gray metal arches are stacked on a black mirrored sheet in Raphaele Shirley’s artwork titled Cracked Arena, 2014. The arches, placed in descending size, are held cantilevered by gravity. The joined arches build two half domes around a darkened center. Echoing this stepped dome structure, a second work, Untitled, 2015 is built of concentric wood rings. The rings expand in diameter outward to build a shallow bowl shape. As the metal arches of Cracked Arena weigh downwards to enclose a space in shadow, the rings of wood inversely are propelled off the white wall by a circle of neon light. This light is amplified by the reflection from the surface of gold leaf partially concealed behind the wood surface. Light, both in absence and abundance, pushes against the ripple-like solid structures of the two works.

About Over The Opening (OTO) - In the fall of 2007, the artist collaboration MTAA (Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden) began to invite artists and art collectives to present one-night exhibitions of time based art in their Brooklyn, New York studio. The monthly event titled Over The Opening (OTO) operated as a blurring of studio space, exhibition venue and curatorial experiment. OTO presented a diverse range of art practices including endurance performance, net art, participatory events, conceptual lectures, as well as painting, installation and sculpture. In December 2009, after 24 exhibitions, OTO morphed from monthly one night event to a nomadic curatorial umbrella.

OTO Contact: Michael Sarff - michaelsarff [at] gmail [dot]com

Marcy Chevali’s project, Cirrus, is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by Urban Glass.

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Aug 27, 2015

Over The Opening (OTO) @ the Internet Yami-ichi (Internet Black Market)

posted at 12:22 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

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image - Untitled (141729406) set of 4 5x7in. prints, ed. 15+2AP titled & signed greg.org from Greg Allen’s eBay Test Listings

Over The Opening (OTO) @ the Internet Yami-ichi (Internet Black Market)

for immediate release

On September 12, 2015 from 12 - 8pm, Over The Opening (OTO) will take part in the Internet Yami-ichi (Internet Black Market) at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378. The Internet Yami-ichi is a free to attend flea market Internet-ish items.

http://yami-ichi.biz/nyc/

For the event, OTO presents some general “Interneti-sh” merch proudly displayed on a brightly colored beach blanket featuring works by Greg Allen, G.H. Hovagimyan, Yael Kanarek, Raphaele Shirley and MTAA.

For the event, MTAA produces a handsome set of Physical Bookmarks for Vintage Net Art Created Before Facebook (BF-2004). G.H. Hovagimyan displays two rare and slightly used Silent Memorial Shirts from an Artists Meeting performance circa 2008 (as seen on youTube). Yael Kanarek arranges envelopes with IRL Love Letters and Treasure Crumb Capsules from her classic online artwork World of Awe. Raphaele Shirley downloads jpegs of the adorable yet world-wide-mass-extinction-survivor-tough Tardigrades (aka Waterbears or Moss Piglets) straight from Wikipedia to dishwasher safe flatware. Greg Allen brings his print on demand classics, Canal Zone Richard Prince YES RASTA 2:The Appeals Court Decision, plus the Court’s Complete Illustrated Appendix (2013) and Canal Zone Richard Prince YES RASTA: Selected Court Documents from Cariou v. Prince (2011) as well as a lovely selection of local pickup only *eBay Test Listing* prints

And, as an added bonus, OTO will hold a tent sale featuring the premiere of a new work by Michael Sarff. This new work, titled Music 4 Music 4 Airports, combines the soothing ambient sounds of Brian Eno’s groundbreaking 1978 album - Ambient 1 - Music for Airports with the thrill of live captured internet surfing of LGA, JFK, Paris Orly and Cologne Bonn Airport websites.

Background on OTO - In the fall of 2007, the artist collaboration MTAA began to invite artists and art collectives to present one-night exhibitions of time based art in their Brooklyn, New York studio. The monthly event titled Over The Opening (OTO) operated as a blurring of studio space, exhibition venue and curatorial experiment. OTO presented a diverse range of art practices including endurance performance, net art, participatory events, conceptual lectures, as well as painting, installation and sculpture. In December 2009, after 24 exhibitions, OTO morphed from monthly one night event to a nomadic curatorial umbrella.

http://www.tinjail.com/over_the_opening/

Contact - Mark River - mriver@mteww.com

Update - Some press at…

artfcity.com

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hyperallergic.com

and some photos

OTO @ #yaminyc permanent link to this post

Jun 03, 2015

Torched and Scorched Live

posted at 11:53 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Vernacular Alien World Drawing Championship, Maryland


Ventana244 Gallery June 6 - 5-6pm 244 North 6th Street Brooklyn NY, 11211 www.ventana244.org

As part of the Torched & Scorched installation at Ventana244, the artist MTAA and Raphaele Shirley presents two live performances in the gallery starting at 5pm on June 6, 2015

This event begins with MTAA’s Vernacular Alien World Drawing Championship II. In 2009, MTAA presented the world’s first Vernacular Alien World Drawing Championship in the Electronic Gallery at Salisbury University, Maryland. Six years later MTAA brings all the excitement and thrills of competitive alien drawing to Brooklyn for a one night 30 minute no holds barred melee. Prizes will be awarded and beer consumed.

Following MTAA’s participatory performance, Raphaele Shirley present a 20 minute immersive audio visual environment titled Blue line, running man, spinning circle. First performed at Postmasters gallery in 2011 and again at the Outpost Artist Resources in 2013, this work extends Shirley’s light sculpture series into a performative realm, building an immersive audio and visual environment that includes a rotating video projection-house, fog, water mist and improvised live sound by Laura Ortman on violin and Lynn Wright on guitar.

Both performances are free and open to the public. The exhibition Torched & Scorched with work by Ana Busto, Yifan Hu, MTAA and Raphaele Shirley continues through June 21, 2015. permanent link to this post

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