My name is Michael Mut, I am a NYC based artist. Beginning in 2004, “…and counting…” was my reaction to the violence and murder of the devastating incidents of 9/11 and the ongoing reports of death in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was an opportunity to put myself and others through the tough questions that surround violence and murder. I arrived at a conundrum: “I am opposed to killing and war, I love my country, but my government wages war… I pay taxes, and those dollars are used for warfare…I am ultimately inextricably connected to the whole process. I am killing innocent people with my money”
“…still counting…” expands my focus to include all acts of murder committed around the globe. I continue to document the insanity of murder waged by humans on humans.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I began the next phase of the installation in New York City. I placed tagged mummies in various locations throughout the city, and I invited people to find and follow these objects to my website for more information and opportunities for participation.
From September to December 2011, Michael Mut Project Space hosted an installation exposing the horrors of genocide. Over 10,000 mummies in heaps and piles confronted the insanity of murder.
Currently, I continue to research murders around the globe and create new mummies to honor the innocent victims.