Thursday 22 March 2007

Second Life for Joseph Beuys

Artists Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG) are re-enacting well-known performance art pieces in the virtual world Second Life.

The image above is from their re-enactment of Joseph Beuys' 7000 Oaks, a project started at Documenta 2 in 1982 with the intent of planting 7,000 trees beside basalt monoliths throughout Kassel.

The pair have also re-enacted Chris Burden's Shoot (1971), Vito Acconci's Seedbed (1972) and Valie Export's Tapp und Tastkino (1968-71).

Eva and Franco Mattes - Synthetic Performances

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