Remix of the 666 Frame

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Artist’s Statement

One day an email came. It asked if MTAA would be interested in remixing an artwork of Mark Amerika for an upcoming project titled remixthebook.  We like Mark. We like a good remix. We had a free night, the Internet and some image manipulating software. We, of course, said “Yes. ” A few weeks later, another email arrived. This one contained  a large pile of images. Being of limited time and attention spans, we decided to just work on just an image of the 666 frame of what we guessed is a longer video. Sometimes it is good to limit your palette.

We had an image but needed something else to give this image some context. Something to mix it with. Some yeast to the dough or a riff to a beat. After some careful thought, and a beer,  we decided to add youth. After all, who will understand remix culture more than youth? We then searched the Internet for the natural habitat of youth, the bedroom.  The MTAA remix of the 666 Frame imagines active participatory art and culture as an icon that one might see from your bed as you drift towards sleep as your new life and world begins.

  • Remix of the 666 Frame Flicker Set
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Bio and Links

Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden formed the artist collaboration MTAA in 1996. The home for MTAA’s various on- and off-line activities is Both members of MTAA live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

MTAA has presented work at The New Museum, MoMA PS1, The Whitney Museum, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; 2010 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Beall Center for Art and Technology, UC Irvine, CA; The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA; and SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.

International exhibitions include Translation is a mode, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria; Made In Internet, ARTBOOM Festival, Krakow, Poland; The Art Happens Here (part of iCommons Summit ’07), Dubrovnik, Croatia; Link-a, Madrid, Spain; Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia; Netizens II, Rome, Italy; and The 2nd International Video Art Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The collaboration has earned commissions, grants and awards from Creative Capital, 01SJ Biennial, EMPAC, SFMOMA,, Eyebeam and New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.