The Others (2011)

Video, 137 min, dimension variable. A 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

Installed at 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

Installed at Abrons Arts Center, New York 2015




the others exhib mata modena

Installed at Mata, Modena 2016




theothers exhib random institute

Installed at Random Institute, Zurich 2015




the others exhib huesca

Installed at Diputaci├│n Provincial de Huesca, Spain 2014





theothers exhib arnolfini

Installed at Arnolfini, Bristol 2013





Eva & Franco Mattes, The Others

Installed at 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

Installed at Carroll/Fletcher, London 2011






Eva & Franco Mattes, The Others

Installed at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck 2015




the others quote camilla brendon