via Art in America:
How much art fits into 140 characters? That's the question posed by "Creative Time Tweets," a project that starts on Wednesday, organized by curator Shane Brennan.
The public art organization commissioned three artists—Man Bartlett, David Horvitz and Jill Magid—to create artworks using the social networking tool Twitter from now until July. According to a press release, each will use the site "as both an artistic tool and a site for public performance."
Bartlett, who holds a BA in theater, has tested the performance-tweeting waters before, with an absurdist project called #24hClerk, in which, for one full day in March, he assigned price tags to dreams that people submitted via tweet. User letincelle, for example, offered "lucid dream: I manage to leave my body, walk around, decide to fly through the closed window, fly through, wake up, beautiful." For each dream sent in, a red price tag was affixed to a white sheet of paper visible via webcam.
For his Creative Time project*, #24hPort, Bartlett will spend 24 hours at New York's Port Authority bus station, asking passengers and passersby, "Where are you going?" and "Where have you been?" and tweeting their responses, contrasting the drudgery of humble, real-time travel with the instantaneousness of networked messaging.
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*Starting this Wednesday, May 25, 5pm.... remaining dates to be announced. Through late July.