About

Franco
Mattes

Eva and Franco Mattes, also known as 0100101110101101.org, are an artist duo that have contributed especially to the Net Art movement. Their works center the ethical and political concerns resulting from the inception of the internet and global systems of connection. Through what are often considered controversal interventions, the duo challenges notions of dominant power structures and investigates the significance and influence of technology in modern societies. Their work includes BEFNOED (2014–ongoing), an acronym for “By Everyone, For No One, Every Day,” in which the duo instructs anonymous workers hired through crowdsourcing facilities to perform webcam enactments. They were part of artist collective Chim↑Pom’s collaboration Don’t Follow the Wind (2012–2015), which took place inside the regulated radioactive district surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma. In 2016, the artist duo was the recipient of the Creative Capital Award. Their work has been exhibited at: the 16th Art Quadriennale, Rome, 2016; Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016; Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2016; and MoMA PS1, New York, 2009; among others.

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