Dark Content in The World Without Us

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Three episodes of our work Dark Content installed in “The World Without Us“, curated by Inke Arns at HMKV, Dortmund. “The artists in this exhibition explore the possibility of an ecology after man – an age of the post-Anthropocene…”





Looking for a studio intern


It’s for one day a week in our studio in Bushwick.

The requirements are: passion for contemporary art & internet culture, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, basic photo editing (Photoshop), basic video editing, basic docs editing & sharing (Google drive).

Activities: assist for specific projects, relation with media, writing and errands.

As intern you’ll have the studio all for yourself for one day a week (or more depending on period).

Ideal candidate is a recently graduated art student or young artist.

Please send us your cover letter and resume. Thanks!





Photos of our show at Carroll / Fletcher


Photo documentation of “Abuse Standards Violations”, our recent show at Carroll / Fletcher gallery, in London. Featuring the works Dark ContentAbuse Standards ViolationsBefnoed and, of course, Ceiling Cat.





The traditional art system


Boris Groys, “The Rheology of Art”





Installation views at Careof


Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only




Installation views of “For Internet Use Only” at Careof, Milan





Your data trail will


Jacob Appelbaum, “Letter to a young selector”





Law professor Paul Ohm has


Kate Crawford, “Asking the oracle”

 virus was disinfected

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This is fun. Our work “Perpetual Self Dis/Infecting Machine” – a customized computer infected with our virus – was out for an exhibition and came back disinfected. The virus was gone. Someone thought it was an error, and managed to wipe the virus out before returning the sculpture.





New performance “For Internet Use Only”

Eva and Franco Mattes, For Internet Use Only

“For Internet Use Only” is a live performance in which we remotely share our computer desktop with anyone in the audience. In the venue the desktop is projected on a wall of vertical desks, while the audience is watching, awkwardly chilling out on Yoga mats. 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. 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. (Photo above is the live at Careof, Milan)





Long interview on Flash Art


This long interview with curator Domenico Quaranta was just published on Flash Art, it’s titled “The Cloud is the true Darknet”. We speak about art, the cloud, the darknet and a few works of ours, if you read Italian…