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07.15.14 Sophie Weiner

From The Cloud is a collection of “found footage” internet-based films that will screen at The Spectacle in Williamsburg today, July 15th, and July 18th. The collection focuses on pre-Youtube videos and images, altered by artists Cory Arcangel (Arnold Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11-I played by cats on pianos), Hennessey Youngman (“Is beauty still relevant in our future age […]

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06.04.14 Marina Galperina

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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04.16.13 Marina Galperina

So, this one time, notorious contemporary artists Eva and Franco Mattes showed a couple of people the most horrible videos ever made, dug out of the internet, still embedded in the volunteers brains, goddammit. Their YouTube-style reaction videos were edited into Emily’s Video. It’s a brilliant, devastating 15-minute work of video art. Last seen at the Moving Image […]

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03.07.13 Eugene Reznik

Opening tonight at the Waterfront Tunnel event space in Chelsea is the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, featuring installations by over 30 exhibitors including Eva and Franco Mattes‘ haunting, critically acclaimed  Emily’s Video. Other notable works on view are Zhao Zhao’s serene, ambiguity-laden I Cannot Sleep Sadly by Your Side, Cathy Begien’s deadpan party-night narrative Black Out […]

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01.28.13 Marina Galperina

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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09.20.12 Marina Galperina

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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05.30.12 Marina Galperina

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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04.13.12 Marina Galperina

Italian Brooklyn-based artists Eva and Franco Mattes’s first solo show opens today in London, grouping their greatest hits — “the video game that kills people,” the Chernobyl carousel, the bits of famous artworks they’ve stolen from museums over the years, and, their newest, part two of The Others. The slideshow features 10,000 private photographs and videos […]

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07.07.11 Marina Galperina

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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09.14.10 Marina Galperina

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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