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Don’t Follow the Wind (2012-)

What can art do in an ongoing catastrophe, when destruction and contamination have made living impossible? Don’t Follow the Wind is an ongoing exhibition taking place in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Japan – an evacuated, radioactive area established in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Twelve participating Japanese and international […]

“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 […]

“No Fun” on Artforum

“We’re becoming uncomfortably intimate with loss, and even death, through our screens – but this time, it’s real.” Timely piece by Tina Rivers Ryan on today’s Artforum.

Vid of “What Has Been Seen” at Fondation Phi

Today is the last day of our solo at Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, in Montreal. To fight sadness here’s a video in which curator Erandy Vergara (shout-out!) talks about the show.

“Personal Photographs October 2016” at Careof, Milan

“Personal Photographs October 2016” (2019) is a network of cable trays around and throughout the exhibition site of Careof, Milan, part of our ongoing show “My Little Big Data”. All the photos we shot in October 2016 – 145 files – are in constant circulation within the cables. Images without viewers, yet always there. Like […]

“My Little Big Data” video essay

“My Little Big Data” is a video essay, part of our ongoing show at Careof, Milan. This 24 mins video is the result of a year long collaboration with data investigator Vladan Joler, to whom we gave 13 years of our private email matadata and several months of browsing history. Like most people, we use […]

“My Little Big Data” at Careof, Milan

“My Little Big Data”, our ongoing show at Careof, Milan, is a DIY investigation into personal data analysis to create our “portrait” with metadata extracted from 70,000 emails and several months of our browsing history. The result forms a large installation comprised of 500 meters of colored cables, “psychographics” printed inside home office furniture, a […]

“Freedom” at MAAT museum

Our work Freedom – bottom right – installed in Lisbon’s MAAT museum. Especially proud of the position as it’s right by Harun Farocki’s Serious Games – top left in the photo – one of our all time favorite works.

Code of “Personal Photographs” piece

The code that makes our piece “Personal Photographs” run was written with our amazing collaborator David Huerta. It’s a self-contained network between two Raspberry Pis, which copy images to each other, forever. The code is available here: https://github.com/huertanix/pi2pi