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…





Recommended read: Astro Noise


Laura Poitras, Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum, Cory Doctorow, Jill Magid, Trevor Paglen, Edward Snowden, Hito Steyerl… need to say more?





Ceiling Cat sticker


A sticker we’ll sell tomorrow at the Internet Yami-ichi ($5 each), it’s a photo of a sculpture of ours, you must stick it to the ceiling. It has the same dimension as the sculpture.





mmhhh, the internet is not what is used to be






Image search result for “Panic attack”


Image search result for “Panic attack” printed on various objects by online services
Print on shower curtain, calendar, key chain, bottle, slip dress
Exhibition view, Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia