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+ Eva et Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG – AD/HD jusqu’au 19 septembre 2010 [plug.in] Bâle

Posted in ., arts by sweetsweetzerland on 27/08/2010

Could you describe your work?

I committed suicide in front of a public webcam-based chatroom. I was hanging from the ceiling, in our apartment in Brooklyn, and random people could see the scene and react as they pleased. Eva was shooting a video with all the reactions. After a week I had enough of it and we published the video with some of the responses. We called it No Fun.

What are you referring to? What are the references enclosed in your work?

One blogger found No Fun an explicit reference to Velázquez’s Las Meninas.

How would you like your artwork to be red or felt by the audience? What would be the best reading of it (if there is one)?

I agree with Duchamp: it’s the viewer who makes the work. So whatever reaction is good for me, we try not to push it in any given direction. Actually, that’s the interesting part of it, the unpredictability.

What is the most intimate part of this artwork?

A guy masturbating.

Eva und Franco Mattes aka
0100101110101101.org
www.0100101110101101.org

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CH-4052 Bâle

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