Close to the Touch: Régine Debatty Considers Eva & Franco Mattes’ Invisible Photographs

“We could almost touch the data but we cannot see it. Like the billions of images made each day that no one will ever look at. Some of these unseen photographs are made by people, others by and for machines.”
– Critic Régine Debatty, on Eva & Franco Mattes’ Personal Photographs (2021-22) that are currently ‘on view’ at GAMeC, Bergamo (IT), as part of “A Leap into the Void.” Taken over the course of a month, the images—their data, rather—circulate via ethernet cables contained in colourful cable trays.
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