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In convo with 2050+ about “15 Seconds”

Last episode of our “Time Out Of Joint” conversations! We’re discussing with Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Erica Petrillo and Kamil Dalkir of 2050+ about “15 Seconds”, the video they created for the exhibition we curated for the Yerevan Biennial, entirely taking place on the Darknet. To see the exhibition download the Tor Browser at www.torproject.org and go to […]

In convo with Joshua Citarella about “My Political Journey: ~C”

 In conversation with Joshua Citarella about “My Political Journey: ~C”, the audio piece he created for “Time Out of Joint”, the exhibition we curated for the Yerevan Biennial entirely taking place on the Darknet. To see the exhibition download the Tor Browser at www.torproject.org and go to -> http://fjroxjgxhmd2ymp2.onion

Riccardo Uncut at Mudam

Excited that our work “Riccardo Uncut” is part of “Me, Family“, at Mudam, Luxembourg, curated by Francesco Bonami. Drawing inspiration from the iconic exhibition “The Family of Man” by Edward Steichen, “Me, Family” addresses issues that relate to the flow of information and data in our globalized society. The project is intended as a portrait […]

In convo with Amalia Ulman about “Fun Easy Video”

Here we are in conversation with Amalia Ulman on “Fun Easy Video”, the piece she created for “Time Out of Joint”, an exhibition we curated for the Yerevan Biennial entirely taking place on the Darknet. To see the exhibition download the Tor Browser at www.torproject.org and go to -> http://fjroxjgxhmd2ymp2.onion

In convo with Vladan Joler about “New Extractivism”

Conversation with friend and collaborator Vladan Joler on “New Extractivism”, the piece he created for “Time Out of Joint”, the exhibition we curated for the Yerevan Biennial taking place on the darknet.

In convo with David Horvitz about “Nostalgia 500”

Here we are in conversation with long time friend David Horvitz on “Nostalgia 500”, the piece he created for “Time Out of Joint”, the exhibition we curated for the Yerevan Biennial taking place on the Darknet.

We curated a project for the Yerevan Biennial!

Very excited to announce we curated a special project for the Yerevan Biennial! “Time Out of Joint” is an online exhibition entirely taking place on the Darknet, a remote location at the “periphery” of the Internet, where time operates at a slow pace and pages load unhurriedly. New works by six artists including Joshua Citarella, […]

Ongoing and unseen…

“Art in the Age of Anxiety” at the Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Omar Kholeif. With Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Bailey, Wafaa Bilal, James Bridle, Antoine Catala, Douglas Coupland, Thomson & Craighead, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, Constant Duulart, Electronic Disturbance Theatre, Cao Fei, Oliver Laric, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Eva & Franco […]

Ceiling Cat in the public domain

We just released to public domain the hires image of our sculpture Ceiling Cat, through Wikipedia. We made an agreement with SFMOMA – who acquired the work – to give up ownership of the photo, so that anybody can copy it and use it for whatever purpose, free of charge: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eva_and_Franco_Mattes,_Ceiling_Cat.jpg You’re all welcome to […]

SELL YOUR PHONE (AND ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS) FOR $1,000

We are looking for a person who is willing to sell their phone, including all stored photos and videos. The photo and video contents will be used for an artwork addressing issues of privacy, exhibitionism and voyeurism in our hyperconnected society. The work will preview in our solo exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur and become part of the […]