Fukushima Texture Pack
Eva and Franco Mattes were invited by local artists and community organizers to make a new work, granting them access to the otherwise off-limits Fukushima Exclusion Zone. For Fukushima Texture Pack, they will photograph surfaces inside the Zone, both indoor and outdoor, including floors, tatami, walls, dirt, grass, pavements, desks and closets. Each photo will be turned into a digital, seamless texture, and distributed online, freely available for anyone to use. Their provenance will be clear. Mattes will then trace the photos’ online wanderings, collecting the outcomes of their manifold uses. The textures may be used by video game designers, architects, artists, scenographers and kids. They will be incorporated into new artworks and in the design of both commercial and independent productions. Possible distribution channels may include a “Pantone-style” catalogue, which will give them a physical circulation as well. The project includes an installation of transparent plexiglass frames placed in the same locations where the photos were originally taken.
Eva and Franco Mattes are Italian born artists, they live and work in New York. Their medium is a combination of internet, video and performance. The…
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