Vuk Ćosić: Fuck the Systsem! And the Illiterate! Conversation with Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG
Series edited by Janez Janša
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Vuk Ćosić, the Serbian pioneer of net.art, monologues with Franco and Eva Mattes, the famous Italian pair of art pranksters, also known as 0100101110101101.org. He leaves blanks to be filled by them in another moment, creating an asynchronous text performance.
They build a dissertation about their recent works – like Freedom, No Fun and Plan C – as Eva and Franco Mattes add comments and further explanations to Ćosic’s observations and hints.
The readers will find out that the three artists had met in Slovenia way back in 1998, when they were all the same person, Luther Blissett. Touchingly, Eva and Franco give thanks to Vuk for having made them discover net.art, and thereby their artistic (and life) vocation.
The text has been left exactly as it was written by the three interlocutors, typos included. In the end, they even make an appointment, mixing private and public coherently with many of their artistic projects.
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Represented by: Marcela Okretič
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina
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Previously published in Aksioma Brochure #11, Ljubljana 2011, on the occasion of the exhibition:
Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG
Fuck the Systsem
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana / Vžigalica Gallery
Trg francoske revolucije 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18 August–9 September 2011
The project was realized in partnership with the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.