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MTAA-RR » news » twhid » aftp update bonus poll:

Jan 23, 2009

AFTP: ( ) update: BONUS POLL!

posted at 02:17 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Hey! It was so fun… why stop now? Check it out: it’s a BONUS POLL!!!!!

If you’re in San Francisco, CA don’t miss the performance on Feb 7th @ high noon! It’s at SFMOMA on the 3rd floor.


An update on MTAA’s Automatic for the People: ( ) project
Artists MTAA will conduct a performance on Feb 7 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. What they do during this performance and how they do it is up for a vote.

Go here to participate:


This is the situation:

Prologue - a live audience at SFMOMA votes that the Automatic for the People: ( ) performance should happen in SFMOMA’s freight elevator

Poll 1 - the people decided that the performance should be titled: Automatic for the People: (We Solemnly Promise That No One Will Get Naked)

Poll 2 - it is decided that the duration of the performance should be “the exact same length as R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic for the People’ album”

Poll 3 - house plants, 2x4s, lawn chairs and a PA are to be used as props during the performance

Poll 4 - we’ve been directed to refer to these themes during the performance: Marcel Duchamp, chat rooms, ukuleles and take-out food

Poll 5 - we will game, build, dance and photograph (slowly) during the performance

Poll 6 - we’ll be dressed as robots

Poll 7 - the general public will be allowed to attend the performance

Poll 8 - and they’ve chosen to have wine & cheese for refreshment

Poll 9 - the nature of the space will be “all over the place”

Poll 10 - the performance will conclude in a dance party!

BONUS POLL!!!!! - Silent Mantra
  • Mind over matter, mouth in motion (Public Enemy, “Rightstarter”)
  • No sleep ‘til Brooklyn (The Beastie Boys, “No Sleep till Brooklyn”)
  • I’m completely operational and all my circuits are functioning normally. (Hal 9000, “2001: A Space Odyssey”)
  • Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? (Andy Warhol)
  • I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products. (Marcel Duchamp)
  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear (Mark Twain)
  • All warfare is based on deception. (Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”)
  • The art happens here. (MTAA, “The Simple Net Art Diagram”)
  • May both of us work together with great vigor. (Shanti Mantras)
  • Nothing’s free but guaranteed for a lifetime’s use. (R.E.M., “Star Me Kitten”)


We suggest that you listen to the museum audio tour when visiting the Automatic for the People: ( ) website to vote.

To do this:
  1. go to
  2. download the audio tour in MP3 format
  3. vote

(You can also listen to the audio tour on your phone: 415-294-3609, 424#)

You can listen to us babble on about the piece even more! Here:

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