The Others (2011)

Video, 137 min, dimension variable.


Slideshow of 10.000 photos appropriated from unaware random people’s personal computers. Technically, the act of obtaining the images did not involve any hacking but took advantage of a software glitch.



theothers exhib house

Exhibition view, HEK, Basel 2012



The projection is wrongly positioned and wrongly shaped, “as if my mom had set it up”



the others exhib abrons 2


the others exhib abrons 1

Exhibition view, Abrons Arts Center, New York 2015




the others exhib mata modena

Exhibition view, Mata, Modena 2016




theothers exhib random institute

Exhibition view, Random Institute, Zurich 2015




the others exhib huesca

Exhibition view, Diputación Provincial de Huesca, Spain 2014





theothers exhib arnolfini

Exhibition view, Arnolfini, Bristol 2013





Eva and Franco Mattes, The Others

Exhibition view, The New School 2013




The photos were most likely not meant to be public, but we will never know for sure. The project intentionally ventures into legal and ethical grey zones and tests boundaries of the public and private, as well as the distribution and perception of personal images.



theothers exhib carrollfletcher

Exhibition view, Carroll/Fletcher, London 2011






Eva and Franco Mattes, The Others

Exhibition view, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck 2015




the others quote camilla brendon