Thursday, April 14, 2011
Eva & Franco Mattes
They were both born in Italy in 1976 and since meeting in Madrid (1994) they haven't slpit. Although neither have ever received an art education, they are considered some of the Net Art pioneers. In addition, they have orchestrated several unpredictable mass performances, staged outside art spaces and involved unwitting audiences in scenarios that mingle truth and falsehood to the point of being indistinguishable. Eva and Franco first revealed their love for Second Life through their project "13 Most Beautiful Avatars". Also, in an interview with Domenico Quaranta, they stated that the self-portraits of the 13 avatars were not meant to reveal "the way you 'are', but rather on the way you 'want to be'".