Fukushima’s radioactive wasteland turns into art gallery

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The Guardian on Don’t Follow the Wind, again!
This piece is quite different from Jonathan Jones’. Maybe the fact that Justin McCurry actually came to Fukushima, met many people and saw the works, while Jones wrote from his desk without interviewing anyone, makes the difference?





Haaretz on Dark Content

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Long article by Neta Alexander on Haaretz about our work Dark Content. Some of our quotes read a bit strange, I guess it’s because of the translation (italo-english to hebrew and back to english…). Hebrew version is here.
Oh, and thanks Natan Dvir for his great photos!





The Others at Somerset House

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The Others projected in an alcove for the exhibition Big Bang Data, at Somerset House, London. The show features Laura Poitras, James Bridle, Zach Blas and many others.





Interview about Dark Content

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Here’s an interview about Dark Content, with Abandon Normal Devices‘ director Gaby. They commissioned this work so a big shout-out to AND!





New York Times review

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Martha Schwendener just reviewed our show at Essex Flowers on the New York Times: The Art of Deletion





Dark Content trailer

Here’s the trailer of our new work Dark Content. It’s a series of videos about internet content moderators. We are distributing the videos only on the Darknet, one episode per month. Because we don’t want to know who you are.





Dark Content at Essex Flowers, New York

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It’s open until December 6th, so if you have a chance please drop by, we’re very happy of how it turned out. If you can’t come then you’ll have to settle for the photos





I Would Prefer Not to Include My Name

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Very excited: tomorrow we’re opening a solo show at Essex Flowers here in New York where we’re previewing our new work Dark Content. The show is called “I Would Prefer Not to Include My Name” and it’s curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick, all info including press release here.





and here’s the new poster

influencers poster 2015

It was made with ZXX, a font that produces images unreadable by machines, created by designer and former South Korean secret service employe Sang Mun.





The Influencers 2015

Come join us in Barcelona for the next delirious edition of The Influencers!

With Annie Machon, Amalia Ulman, Metahaven, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Dragan Espenschied, Franco “Bifo” Berardi and The Yes Men.

+ action, screening & live web surfing

Co-curated by yours truly :-)