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Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Art Fag City on's "United We Stand"

United We Stand
December 10- January 23rd 2006
Gallery Blows Cover and Reveals Movie Hoax

From the people who convinced the entire city of Vienna that Karlsplatz, one of Vienna's main squares, would be renamed Nikeplatz, presents a new hoax and launches an ad campaign for the fake movie, United We Stand (Europe Has a Mission). The show consists of giant movie light boxes and posters, various ads the group has placed in magazines, a website complete with a moving metal ballad theme song, and a slide show of a fictional poster campaign. The premise of this movie is as absurd as you might expect: In the year 2020 the US declares war on China, sexy Europeans note their disapproval and file some paper work.

But, a good concept alone can not make a show, and United We Stand, is lacking in assets. The gallery is too sparsely hung and in need of additional advertising materials. Among other things, the website promoting the movie lacks a trailer. One could speculate that perhaps the group was not completely ready when they hung the show in December as suggested by the postcard decal covering the original October date. What the project really needs to take off is write-up from a duped source such as cinematical.

READ ON » - United We Stand - VIDEO

united we stand
United We Stand (2005, 35.5MB, 4:06 min.)

‘United We Stand’ is a project by Eva and Franco Mattes from
The project is a non-existent, fully EU - produced Hollywood-style blockbuster movie that was promoted in public spaces all over the world through city-scale urban installations and viral communication tactics. at postmasters gallery, NYC, until January 21, 2006




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Condition of Emergence

D>Art.06 is the ninth edition of Australia's premier screen and digital media arts festival. This year's festival will feature new and experimental video and web art as well as works using mobile technologies presented in a month-long program of screenings, a forum and an exhibition at the Sydney Opera House Studio and Exhibition Hall in April 2006.

Under the theme Condition of Emergence, dLux media arts is now calling for works in the following categories of D>Art.06: D>Art.06 Screen: Experimental video works with a maximum duration of 15 minutes; D>Art.06 Web: Online works suitable for exhibition in a gallery environment; D>Art.06 Locative/Mobile: Artworks specifically made with or for mobile technologies. The nature of the artwork may range from video to games to locative and social networking applications.

All works submitted must have been completed in 2005 or 2006.

The call for entries closes on February 18th 2006. Any entries not received by this date will not be accepted.

For more information, detailed entry conditions and to submit your work to D>Art.06, please visit