Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG Eva & Franco Mattes (aka 010010110101101)
Eva and Franco Mattes will reenact three historical performances through their avatars, which were constructed out of the shape and surface of their bodies, in the online world, Second Life. Synthetic Performance
is part of a series of performances that have taken place in synthetic worlds and videogames. People are invited to attend the live performances at Artist Space and interact with the videogame from within the gallery or from anywhere in the world.
About the Artist
Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG are a couple of restless
European con-artists who use unconventional communication tactics to obtain
the largest visibility with minimal effort. Past works include staging a hoax involving a completely made-up artist, ripping off the Holy See and spreading a computer virus as a work of art.
The Mattes' have shown internationally, including exhibitions at: Collection Lambert, Avignon; Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence; Postmasters Gallery,
New York; Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; ICC, Tokyo, and Manifesta4, Frankfurt. They received the Jerome
Commission from the Walker Art Center in 2001 and a fellowship from New York's Columbia University in 2006. Their work is a part of several private and public collections such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MEIAC, Spain, and MAK, Vienna.
Presented by Artists Space. Curated by Benjamin Weil. Produced with the generous support of Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana.