FRANCO MATTES // WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN

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.

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program
Franco Mattes’s Reading List
Thursday, March 20th 2014
Believing is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography (Book) 2014
Errol Morris

Versions (Video) 2012
Oliver Laric
http://oliverlaric.com

“The War of the Worlds” (Radio Program) 1938
Orson Welles
https://archive.org/details/OrsonWellesMrBruns

(Article) 2011 Brad Troemel
http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/brad-troemel/peer-pressure/ebook/product-18186656.html

“In Defense of the Poor Image” (Article) 2009
Steyerl, Hito

The Century of the Self (Documentary) 2002
Adam Curtis