The Others (2011)

A 137 min. video slideshow of 10,000 photos appropriated from people’s personal computers, without their knowledge. The act of obtaining the images did not involve hacking, but took advantage of a software error.



theothers exhib house

Installed at HEK, Basel 2012



The projection is always “wrong”, wrongly placed, wrongly rotated and wrongly keystoned, “as if my mom had set it up”.



the others exhib abrons 2





the others exhib abrons 1

Installed at Abrons Arts Center, New York 2015





the others exhib mata modena

Installed at Mata, Modena 2016





theothers exhib random institute

Installed at Random Institute, Zurich 2015





the others exhib huesca

Installed at Diputación Provincial de Huesca, Spain 2014





theothers exhib arnolfini

Installed at Arnolfini, Bristol 2013





Eva & Franco Mattes, The Others

Installed at The New School 2013



The photos were most likely not meant to be public, but we will never know for sure. The project intentionally ventures into legal and ethical grey zones and tests boundaries of the public and private, as well as the distribution and perception of personal images.



theothers exhib carrollfletcher

Installed at Carroll/Fletcher, London 2011





Eva & Franco Mattes, The Others

Installed at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck 2015





the others quote camilla brendon