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Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG – Caroll / Fletcher Gallery – 13th April to 18th May 2012Monday, April 23rd, 2012
In Anonymous, untitled, dimensions variable – an exhibition with a daily changing title – artist-provocateurs Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG disrupt the safe environment and conventions of the art gallery. In a compelling cacophony of facts and fictions, performances are held in videogames, images are appropriated from random personal computers, a webcam suicide is simulated, fake sculptures are attributed to revered artists and potentially toxic artifacts sit next to stolen fragments of precious artworks and a hacked arcade game. Eva and Franco Mattes’ first exhibition in London explores the unfolding narratives and unforeseen consequences of their interventions and subversive hoaxes in physical and virtual space.
Every day throughout the exhibition, Eva and Franco Mattes will change the title of the show to emphasize the evolving, participatory nature of their works. The titles will be made public in the gallery space and on this blog, both platforms are open to the audience’s comments and feedback.
Artists: Eric Binder, Ivan Brazhkin, Alexandra Galkina, Ivars Gravlejs, Alina Gutkina, Valya Fetisov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Polina Kanis, Irina Korina, Laura Kuusk, Camille Laurelli, Lena Martynova, Misha Most, Anton Nikolaev, Anastasia Potemkina, Sergey Sapozhnikov, SOSка (Mykola Ridnyi, Anna Kriventsova and Sergey Popov), David Ter-Oganyan, Sveta Shuvaeva, Igor Shuklin, Grigory Yushchenko.
curator: David Ter-Oganyan in cooperation with Daria Atlas and Katia Szczeka.
The exhibition presents works of a young generation of artists, important for the Moscow art scene today. It includes not just Russians, but also artists from former Soviet republics and from Western countries.
Created by the artist Doug Aitken, the ALTERED EARTH App takes the viewer on a surreal and hallucinogenic journey. ALTERED EARTH was created entirely in one region, the desolate Camargue area in Southern France. ALTERED EARTH creates a distinctly modern exploration of landscape and the space between man, nature, and technology.
The Camargue’s mysterious quality is the setting for ALTERED EARTH : a naturally sculpted land emitting a rough beauty and unique individuality. This is a setting where German bunkers are being re-claimed by migratory birds and African winds spread the Mediterranean Sea over shallow lagoons revealing salt mines that appear like crystal landscapes from another world.
This is a landscape in transition, one that feels deeply natural and simultaneously futuristic, in a way distantly connected to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky
or the writings of J.G. Ballard.
ALTERED EARTH uses this unique landscape to explore a new expression of the physical world. This artwork reflects on our relation to local and global geography in the digital age and creates a new kind of map. It expands the concept of “place” into a limitless digital universe while opening windows to our understanding of landscape.
Within this App you are empowered to create your own journey through a bizarre and ever-changing landscape utilizing different forms of media. By changing the structure of imagery and seeing it in different configurations, you are able to project your own story and plot.
ALTERED EARTH allows you to explore multi-channel film, literature, and three-dimensional installation space.
“There is no hierarchy to how images and sequences can be strung together. It’s a open experience that will change every time and be unique for every viewer.” – Doug Aitken
App artwork by Doug Aitken, commissioned and produced by the Luma Foundation for the Parc des Ateliers, Arles France, and developed by Meri Media.
Evolution of Fearlessness is an intimate, interactive installation dealing with loss, survival and strength. The work incorporates filmed portraits of several women, originating from countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq and El Salvador. They have lived through wars? or survived concentration camps or extreme acts of violence and are brought directly to the audience, through this intimate installation, to share their stories.
Built around the importance of gesture and responsive to touch, Evolution of Fearlessness provides a tactile gateway to the women contained in the piece. Whilst cinematic techniques are at the heart of Evolution of Fearlessness, the work goes beyond cinema in its immersive and interactive form, revealing the strength of the human spirit.