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





Ceiling Cat sculpture

Eva and Franco Mattes, Ceiling Cat

Taxidermy cat, polyurethane resin, hole
56 x 13 x 20 cm

sculpture based on an old meme. It’s a taxidermy cat peeking through a hole in the ceiling. It’s cute and scary at the same time (like the internet). This was photographed at Carroll/Fletcher, London.





The Influencers 2016 poster






The Influencers 2016 teaser





The Influencers are coming to Barcelona!

cellular tower pennington creek road, san luis obispo

The Influencers festival is approaching, book your flight: Barcelona, October 20-22

With the participation of Bill Binney, Zach Blas, Simon Denny, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Kenneth Goldsmith, Gene Kogan, Joana Moll and Joey Skaggs.

Lectures, workshops, screenings & Internet Yami-Ichi: “a 3 day-long adventure in the turbulent waters where the transformation of contemporary public sphere, unusual art tactics and rebel hacktivism meet (or clash).”

(curated by yours truly)