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May 09, 2007

Art Intercom: An Interview Series with the iCommons Artists in Residence

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MTAA

Art Intercom: An Interview Series with the iCommons Artists in Residence. Featuring Art Collective MTAA: MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Associates) is simply described on their website as a Brooklyn, New York-based conceptual and net art collaboration founded in 1996. I like them because they give me wine when I visit their studio. I like their work, because it is characterized by economy of expression without being generalized or simplistic. Whats more, they frequently extend this aptitude to create feedback systems that require the same streamlined response from their audience. The result is very clean and eloquent communication mediated by or in the form of websites, installations, sculptures and photographic prints. Creative Commons licensing plays a critical role in their work, because it provides a set of pre-established rules for use of their work so that they dont have to. In short, it simplifies the conversation, and facilitates the elegance that defines their art.

In the two part interview that follows I discuss specific works and what the collective has planned for the iCommons Summit. Part One; Part Two.

Posted by jo at May 9, 2007 09:14 AM

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