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Synthetic Performances

' Eva and Franco Mattes Eva and Franco Mattes

Eva and Franco Mattes—also known as 0100101110101101.ORG—use non-conventional communication tactics to obtain the greatest visibility with the minimal effort. Past works include staging a hoax involving a completely made-up artist, ripping off the Holy See and spreading a computer virus as a work of art.

Synthetic Performances is a series of reenactments of historical performances inside synthetic worlds such as Second Life. All actions are performed by Eva and Franco Mattes through their avatars, which were constructed out of their bodies and faces. People can attend the performances online, during the making, or watch the video documentation afterwards. The series started in January 2007.