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For Internet Use Only (2016)

 

A live performance in which we remotely share our computer desktop with anyone in the audience.

 

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

Live at Careof, Milan 2016

 

 

 

We keep working on our computer as if nothing special is happening: check email, surf the web, watch videos, edit texts and photos, log in social media accounts and buy things online.

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

 

 

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Screenshot from video documentation

 

 

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

I love the picture of the audience watching you waste time on the internet – Kenneth Goldsmith

 

 

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

 

 

In the venue the desktop is projected on a wall of vertical desks, while the audience is watching, awkwardly chilling out on Yoga mats.

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

 

Based on two of our previous works, ‘Life Sharing’ (2000) and ‘The Others’ (2011), the piece is a playful, yet scary, take on data over sharing, exhibitionism and voyeurism.

 

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

Installation views, Careof, Milan