Artist Projects

MTAA + RSG

Emerging Fields, 2006



MTAA + RSG

AlexGalloway is a programmer, author, and the former director of content and technology at the online art platform Rhizome.org. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG, whose first work is Carnivore, a data surveillance project based on FBI software of the same name. His previous work, Prepared Playstation, is included in the survey exhibition Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-based Art at Pace Wildenstein Gallery. He has also exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, White Columns, and PS1, all in New York City, and internationally at the Intercommunication Center in Tokyo, Transmediale in Berlin, and The ICA in London. His first book, Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization, was published in 2004 by MIT Press. He is an assistant professor at New York University.

 Artists Michael Sarff and Timothy Whidden formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the Internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptual 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. International exhibitions include the Seoul Net & Film Festival in Korea and Videozone2: The 2nd International Video Art Biennial in Israel. In New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s One Year Performance Video (a.k.a. samHsiehUpdate) as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants, commissions, and awards from Rhizome.org, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.


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INDIVIDUAL COLLABORATOR BIOGRAPHIES

Timothy Whidden

Artists Timothy Whidden and Michael Sarff formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began ...
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Alex Galloway

Alex Galloway is a programmer, author, and the former director of content and technology at the online art platform Rhizome.org. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG, whose first ...
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Michael Sarff

Artists Michael Sarff and Timothy Whidden formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the Internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptual ...
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