Eva & Franco Mattes


No Fun (2010)





No Fun is a video in which we simulated a suicide and filmed viewers’ reactions. It is staged on a popular website that pairs random people from around the world for webcam-based conversations. Thousands watched Franco hanging from the ceiling, swinging slowly for hours, without being able to know whether it was reality or fiction. They unwittingly became the subject of the work.



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Installed at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland



The work is usually displayed on a laptop, placed on an inflatable mattress, which provides seating for viewers, offering a more intimate view.



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Screening view, Spectacle Cinema, New York




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