BEFNOED at the 16th Art Quadrennial in Roma

Eva and Franco Mattes, Befnoed

Eva and Franco Mattes, Befnoed

BEFNOED at the 16th Art Quadriennale, Roma. It’s curated by Domenico Quaranta, opening NOW, if you’re there take pics!





Digital Contagions is out


Jussi Parikka’s new book is out: Digital Contagions. A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses. And our work is on the cover!

“Viruses, worms, and other software objects are not seen merely from the perspective of anti-virus research or practical security concerns, but as cultural and historical expressions that traverse a non-linear field from fiction to technical media, from net art to politics of software.”





Image Search Result for “Invisible”


Image search result for “Invisible” printed on various objects by online services
Print on mousepad, tray, dog leash, guitar pick
Exhibition view, Carroll / Fletcher, London





Nice review on Flash Art magazine


Nice review of our show at Carroll/Fletcher on Flash Art, by Jeppe Ugelvig. “The limited physical strain demanded from the viewer due to the intentionally awkward placement of monitors in the space felt mostly like a mockery of the very real hardship digital workers undergo daily”. Am not quite sure if this is good or bad, but that doesn’t make it less interesting.





Don’t Follow the Wind in China


Don’t Follow the Wind goofy VR helmet installation at the Beijing Media Art Biennale 2016





Creative Capital Artist Retreat video

Eva and I trying to squeeze three years of efforts into a 7 mins long presentation at Creative Capital Artist Retreat. It’s about our new project “Fukushima Texture Pack”, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis and digital textures.





Here’s Dark Content Ep.4


Here’s episode 4 of Dark Content, our ongoing series about the shady world of internet content moderators. It’s titled “A darker place mentally”, and like the previous videos we’re releasing it on the Darknet at http://5cqzpj5d6ljxqsj7.onion (you must download the Tor Browser).

“Yeah I can remove the content, but that shit is still in my head”.





Dark Content at the Hammer Museum

LA friends! Dark Content first 3 episodes will be screening at the Hammer Museum, every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting from tomorrow till Oct. 15, it’s Artists’ Film International!





INFORMATION book is out

news book information

Information, edited by Sarah Cook, is out: “This anthology provides the first art-historical reassessment of information-based art in relation to data structures and exhibition curation.” It’s part of Whitechapel’s Documents of Contemporary Art, and it features a great essay by Marina Gržinić on our work Life Sharing.

Raw data is now the stuff of life – and of art, as this impressive compendium makes plain. But data is never simply dematerialized or pure; it is always tethered to modes of transmission, storage and embodiment, and the artists and artworks highlighted here thrillingly explore the things and networks and media that have changed how we see and what we know in the age of information. – Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum





Video of ICA talk

Here’s the video of the talk with Jesse Darling and Ben Vickers at ICA, London: “Invisibility & overshare, exhibitionism & withdrawal, anonymity & identity services, content moderation & censorship, the nothing, the horror…”