Pics of “What Has Been Seen” at Fondation Phi

Eva & Franco Mattes, BEFNOED

Just posted the documentation of our solo at the Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, in Montreal, curated by Erandy Vergara. It’s our largest show ever, with works made in the last 10 years. The title refers to the “What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen” meme, an internet axiom which states that repulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen…

In the 90s we were obsessed with visibility, traffic logs, reaching an ever larger audience, but with the passing of time, and the advent of internet 2.0, we became more and more interested in the opposite: invisibility and disappearance, erasing data, staying anonymous, ‘unseeing’, microwaving hard-drives…

Up till March 15, 2020!

Pics by Melania Dalle Grave for DSL Studio