[ARENA] LX 2.0's new project by MTAA: Our Political Work
Quarta-Feira, 17 de Setembro de 2008 - 18:10:31 WEST
For immediate release:
Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea is launching on September 18th LX 2.0
Project's new comission, the piece Our Political Work by Brooklyn-
based artists MTAA (http://www.lisboa20.pt/lx20).
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All
issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies,
evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
-- George Orwell
Continuing a series of computer-driven self-portraits, MTAA's "Our
Political Work" presents the artists in a never-ending state of
screaming, yelling, waiting and sometimes laughing. Using 141 filmed
moments, custom software randomly selects and joins video clips into
a seemingly endless array of undignified action. Begun in 2007 and
completed in 2008, "Our Political Work" creates an open-ended
depiction of political discourse as Beckett-like action.
MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) are Michael Sarff (M. River),
born 1967, Iowa City, Iowa and Tim Whidden (T.Whid), born 1969,
Elyria, Ohio. Both members of MTAA live and work in Brooklyn, New York
Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden formed the artist collaboration MTAA in
1996. They are currently preparing a new work commissioned by the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art for the upcoming "The Art of
Participation: 1950 to Now" exhibition opening in November 2008. MTAA
has presented art work and performances at The New Museum of
Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Whitney Museum
of American Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New
York city; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; The Beall Center for
Art and Technology in Irvine, CA and at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.
International exhibitions include the Seoul Net & Film Festival in
Korea and Videozone2 - The 2nd International Video Art Biennial in
Israel. The collaboration has earned grants and awards from the
Creative Capital Foundation, Rhizome.org, Eyebeam and New Radio &
Performing Arts, Inc.
LX 2.0 Project (http://www.lisboa20.pt/lx20)
Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea
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