Franco Mattes is one-half of the artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes. Originally from Italy, the artists work collaboratively in Brooklyn, NY. They create artworks in a combination of mediums including performance, video, and the Internet. The Mattes’ artworks present falsities and misinformation, deliberately misrepresent and obfuscate, and often require their unwitting viewer’s reactions to complete the pieces.
Franco Mattes’ lecture What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen presents and discusses a selection of the collaborative works by Eva and Franco Mattes. These works often elicit complex conversations about the ethics of detachment in virtual interactions and the murky differentiation between reality and simulation.
Franco Mattes’s Reading List
Thursday, March 20th 2014
Versions (Video) 2012
“The War of the Worlds” (Radio Program) 1938
(Article) 2011 Brad Troemel
“In Defense of the Poor Image” (Article) 2009
The Century of the Self (Documentary) 2002