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Tod Seelie and 0100101110101101.org Go to Chernobyl

Last month, six artists on a Tarkovsky kick explored the Zone with a yet mysterious motive. See the photos from Plan C by Tod Seelie of Eva and Franco Mattes of 0100101110101101.org crawling around the radioactive remains of Chernobyl. Gas mask mountains, a sprouted post-Apocalypse and gorgeous peeling rot await. […]

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“Balaklava Snacks”
And Other Bizarre Commissioned Webcam Performances

Artists Eva and Franco Mattes have just launched a new project crowdsourcing a massive body of performance video work. There are several online services where you can pay people to do things on camera. Some of them aren’t even erotic. And now, it’s art. For project BEFNOED, the creative duo pays webcam workers to perform specific actions. The “Balaklava Snacks” series […]

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Create a “Monumental” Virtual Sculpture, Win $1000

If you’ve been waiting for interesting art within the virtual space since Eva and Franco Mattes re-performances in Second Life, here’s something. Cloud Party is a new, free virtual platform that looks and feels familiar, but remains completely in your browser, without any pesky installation processes. Since the people at Cloud Party have been so kind as to give […]

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1,000,000 ‘Stolen’ Facebook Photos and Other Public/Private Art

Hacker/artists Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico take the private information you post online and free the virtual you from the “you” you. Face to Facebook, showing in New York for the first time this month, is a multimedia installation of 1,000,000 appropriated, or “stolen,” Facebook profile pictures matched up simply by facial expression on a custom […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Eva and Franco Mattes

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Eva and Franco Mattes tell us about their piece Catt (2010) and trolling Maurizio Cattelan.  Known for their provocative projects that involve and expose its willing and unwilling participants, Eva and Franco Mattes have stolen many little bits […]

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Watching “Snuff”
With Eva and Franco Mattes

New York artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes of 0100101110101101.org have become notorious for hijacking a radioactive carousel out of Chernobyl, secretly stealing bits of famous art from museums and faking a suicide on ChatRoulette. When they asked their internet friends to watch Emily’s Video, naturally I said yes and prepared for the worst. […]

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Glory DVD Burner Hole

Don’t put your disk in that hole! No, wait… do. F.A.T. artist and ANIMAL favorite Aram Bartholl and takes his Dead Drops — the freeshare USB slots installed into metropolitan crevices and holes, like the side of the New Museum — and remixes them with… DVD Dead Drop! Ta-da! Starting starting tomorrow, at any time, 24-hours a-day, bring a […]

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Artists’ Short Film About Hijacking a Chernobyl Carousel

A while ago, a group of ANIMAL favorites — artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes of 0100101110101101.org, photographer Tod Seelie and other inspired crazies went to Chernobyl and smuggled out a “radioactive” carousel, reassembling it in a public park in Manchester. Now see their short film Let Them Believe about the feat. “If the world […]

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Eva and Franco Mattes’s Chernobyl Art Prank Screens in NYC

Next Saturday (Jul 16th), Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films presents Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark’s short Let Them Believe featuring Eva and Franco Mattes of 0100101110101101.org. Shot in Chernobyl, it follows Plan C, a.k.a. operation radioactive carousel heist. […]

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Colorless, Odorless and Tasteless Killer Video Game

Bring quarters to the San Francisco solo exhibit of Brooklyn’s artist-provocateur/art thief duo Eva & Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.org. They’ve been tinkering with a vintage Pole Position arcade game so it spews carbon monoxide, building “a videogame that kills people (?!?!?).” Yup, ?!?!? is what we thought last time, when the Mattes smuggled a “radioactive” […]

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