Oversharers Anonymous: a performative event with YOU. Organized by Eva & Franco Mattes

Free admission, limited places
Date and time
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 PM

The Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Family, presents a performance by Eva & Franco Mattes. During the last ten years, with the advent of social media and the diffusion of smartphones, we have been made well aware of our potential audiences, of the presence of cameras and the possibility of the permanence and replicability of our images. And we have in large part incorporated that knowledge into the very act of taking a photo.

In Oversharers Anonymous, a public performative session organized by artists Eva & Franco Mattes specifically for Montreal, you will be asked to temporarily separate from your beloved phone and take turns swiping other random participants’ photos and videos, which will be projected on a large screen for all in attendance. Your images will appear too of course, swiped by a perfect stranger.

Expect banality, repetition and hopefully some transcendental moments.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served but remember, Oversharers Anonymous is a potluck in which the main course is YOU.

The event is open to everyone but space is limited. Email [email protected] to sign up and receive more details.

There are no spectators in this event, if you attend the meeting, you must participate.

Bring your phone, relax and swipe normally.

Looking forward to see too much of you.

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Eva & Franco Mattes
Eva & Franco Mattes (b. 1976, Italy) live and work in New York. Their work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; the 20th Biennale of Sydney; the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels; Performa, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; the New Museum, New York; the NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo; Manifesta 4, Frankfurt; and the Venice Biennale. Their work Ceiling Cat was recently included in the collection of SFMOMA, San Francisco.

Installation view, Eva & Franco Mattes: What Has Been Seen, 2019-2020, Phi Foundation
Eva & Franco Mattes
Riccardo Uncut, 2018
Video, 87 min, 1920 x 1080 px
Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Image © Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, photo: Melania Dalle Grave for DSL Studio
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