Michael Sarff


Emerging Fields, 2006

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, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.