Franco and Eva Mattes

Not everyone wants to see art all the time. Too bad. For Freedom, Franco and Eva Mattes forced performance art onto an unsuspecting and unwilling online crowd. One of them entered a game of the online first-person shooter game Counter-Strike, where they tried to ask people to hold off just a moment before killing them, because they were just trying to be artists, not killers. The Counter-Strike community was not very interested, but the other players also didn’t have much of a choice. The duo was there to perform in that digital space no matter what anybody said. It's like if they had staged a similar performance in the middle of a LARP event at a public park in the physical world.

Above: Freedom by Franco and Eva Mattes

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