M.River & T.Whid Art Associates' 99 Steps to Contemporary Art in Your Bedroom (Even in This Room, Insulated From the Laws of The External City, One May Find Oneself Lost in a Crowd...)

Below are 99 Steps to create a contemporary artwork. The ideal site or space needed to begin the 99 Steps is your bedroom. If your bedroom is unavailable, another person's room may be used. If no bedroom is available, another internal space may be substituted. The duration between Steps is not important, but the Steps should be executed in numerical order. If the room you begin with is no longer available, you may continue the Steps in another room (please note the change of space on the 99 Steps Chart below.) If you do not have any of the material for a Step, feel free to substitute materials. Other people may do Steps for your project but please write down their names so that they may be given credit on the Certificate of Authenticity. At the end of the 99 Steps, please mail a copy of your project documentation to MTAA care of 9/9, 49 rue Berthe, 75018 Paris, France. Please include your return address and you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity. This certificate will state that your 99 Steps are a work of late 20th century/early 21st century collaborative art involving the French magazine 9/9, the American collaborative art group M. River & T. Whid Art Associates, and yourself.

1. Begin at the beginning. date:

2. Hang this 99 Steps poster on the wall of your room. date:

3. Using a pencil, mark each Step that you have completed. Next to each completed Step, write the date it was finished. You may go ahead and mark off the first three steps. date:

4. Using a pencil, trace the outline of the 99 Steps poster onto the wall of your bedroom. This outline will now be known as Position One (AKA Lascaux). date:

5. Remove the poster from its first location and hang it on another wall in your room. date

6. In the pencil square now known as Position One (AKA Lascaux) write the numbers 1 through 99. date:

7. As you complete each Step, circle the corresponding pencil number in Position One (AKA Lascaux) that you have completed. Please continue to mark off each Step on the 99 Steps Chart as it is completed. date:

8. Next to each number in Position One (AKA Lascaux) write a name of a person you know. If you do not know 99 people, you may make some up. For the most part, try to keep the names true. date:

9. Each time you complete a Step and circle a number in Position One (AKA Lascaux), please underline the name attached to the number. Please go back and underline all the names between 1 and 9. date:

10. Think of the face of the person that corresponds to the name you are underlining. if you cannot think of the person's face or if the person is not 'real' place an asterisk (*) to the right of the name. date:

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