Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


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.

Looking for nine fiction writers

I’m looking for nine fiction writers who want to collaborate with me on an artwork that has been commissioned by I don’t want to give too much away, but I can say that the work will involve writing collaborative, improvisational fiction online. I can’t honestly say how good the final product will be, but I think it’ll make a fascinating experiment—provided, of course, I’m lucky enough to have good writers to work with.

Each writer will receive a $200 stipend for participation. Participating in this artwork will require a light, but ongoing commitment: perhaps an hour a week, from March to June.

No particular experience, or publications, are necessary. However, you should be mildly comfortable with technology, enough to use a website like MySpace or a blog host like Blogspot. It would also be okay if you had a friend who could help you with the technical stuff. Basically, the project involves a little tech setup, and I don’t want to have to do a lot of tech support for other people.


Mute Magazine -- new publishing, networked economy

Mute Magazine - new publishing, networked economy +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

We've crossed oceans of time for you to find us.

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For years, it has been Mute's dream to conduct its publishing on a more participatory platform. Starting with our mini-manifesto Ceci N'est Pas Un Magazine (Sept 2001), we plotted the project as it moved through various developmental stages and now, after years of planning and building, it is alive and kicking at brand new site


Open Call - Bent 2006 Circuit Bending Festival


The Tank is currently accepting proposals for: Bent 2006 : The Third Annual Circuit Bending Festival April 19-23, 2006 Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Each year the festival features daily workshops, art installations, and evening concerts from a wide variety of international performers and artists. This year we are working in collaboration with Harvestworks as part of their “Benders and Coders


Biennial Blah Blah

On Monday, January 23rd, Artforum is hosting a panel talk with past and present Whitney Biennial curators at the New School. Panel members include 2006 curators Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, along with past curators Klaus Kertess, Louise Neri, Lisa Phillips, and Elisabeth Sussman.

This could be an interesting talk, the Whitney Biennial is always so contentious. The talk could shed some light onto the inscrutable selection process, personally I think that curating the Biennial has got to be one of the toughest challenges in the world of art. There are over 200 biennials in the world today, plus the rise of hundreds of art fairs around the world. Still though, at least here in the US, the Whitney Biennial still seems to regularly kick up more furor than any other museum show.

Event Details:

Artforum Roundtable: Curating the Whitney Biennial
Monday, 23 January, 6:30PM
Tishman Auditorium @ The New School
66 West 12th Street, NYC

Tickets are $10, Call 212.229.5488 or email for reservations.


West 27th Street preview

We were fans of the people now relocated to 27th Street before Time Out New York did its big spread this week.

A lot of the galleries had "previews" tonight before the joint openings tomorrow. Tomorrow should be busy, with at least 20 Chelsea openings listed on ArtCal for tomorrow night.

We dropped by Foxy Production, Wallspace, and the "annex" of ATM tonight. Some highlights:


Hallway connecting Wallspace and Foxy


Kirsten Stoltmann work at Wallspace


Jacob Ciocci at Foxy Production, installation detail


Discussions (875) Opportunities (2) Events (9) Jobs (1)

Jack Goldstein, GIF Artist?

FWIW, Ed Halter presented Goldstein's loops at "The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)" at MTAA's Over The Opening back in 2009. Announced exactly 4 years ago today :-)



The New

Great job guys. Congrats!


You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa

Sat Oct 02, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Two performances!
Watch it live on-line here!

Saturday at 2:45PM Eastern Time and Sunday at 3:45PM as part of Filament Festival.

Two performances!


We, like you, have often wished while listening to a lecture, panel, speech or newscast to stand up and tell the speaker, "You do not know what you are talking about!"

The artists sit behind a desk with two laptops and two microphones before them. Behind them a projection screen displays the text "#mtaa" and a timer.

They announce the title of the performance, "You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About," and explain that for the duration of the performance, they will read any, only and all text sent to Twitter with the hash tag "#mtaa."

The audience is invited to start twittering.

MTAA need your tweets!

Watch it live on-line here!


ARTBarn, East

Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Artists MTAA are conducting an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decides design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point.

The duo then conducts this 21st century barn-raising with volunteers — perhaps including you — on October 1, 2010 on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's campus. Will it be structure? A deconstructed sculpture? Some combination thereof? That's for the you to choose.