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Eva and Franco Mattes

Kiki Freelancers Worldwide


Digital image. Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962

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In Kiki Freelancers Worldwide, Eva and Franco Mattes hired a freelance worker through an online marketplace to paint her face like Man Ray’s Masque Kiki. The Mattes, who have been exploring online economies and outsourced means of production in recent works such as BEFNOED (2013-), Image Search Result (2014-) and Dark Content (2015), here play on the sharp contrast between Kiki de Montparnasse, an icon of female independence and intellectual freedom, and the anonymous online worker. Or, is participation in online cultures that is becoming uncannily similar to a form of exploitation?
Eva and Franco Mattes are an artist duo based in New York. Since the second half of the 1990s, they have explored the impact of technology and the web on society almost nonstop, exploiting the potential of narrative construction, identity theft, simulation and real-world intervention introduced by digital media.

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Digital collage. Based on: Kurt Schwitters, Die Kathedrale, 1920; Man Ray, The Poet, 1938; Man Ray, Orchestra, 1926; Man Ray Non euclidean object, 1932;Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962. 

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Sir Mix-a-Lot. Man Ray over DER ZELTWEG; Kurt Schwitters over Man Ray The Poet; Man Ray Orchestra over Kurt Schwitters Die Kathedrale; and over Man Ray, Man Ray Non euclidean object. Over this one, eye and lip Masque Kiki by Man Ray with ornaments from Raul Hausmann collage. Signed by Tristan Tzara. No. 1. And so on“. Cless


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Alice Palamenghi

Deep in vaporwave world


3d animation, animated gif. Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962

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“3d kiki in vaporwave world” Alice Palamenghi

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Lorna Mills



Animated Gif. Based on:Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962

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“A bloody-minded animated GIF from a furious Muse”. Lorna Mills
Canadian artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Transfer Download” at the Current Museum, NY and currently, “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” at the Whitney Museum, NY.
She has also co-curated monthly group GIF projections, with Rea McNamara, for the “Sheroes” performance series in Toronto, a group GIF projection event “When Analog Was Periodical” in Berlin with Anthony Antonellis, and a four person GIF installation, “:::Zip The Bright:::” at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, with Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva. Lorna Mills’ most recent curation project, “Ways of Something” is a collaborative remake of the 1972 John Berger documentary “Ways of Seeing” episodes one through four, featuring 113 networked artists.


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Uğur Engin Deniz

Orchestra on Kiki


Digital Polygonal Study. Based on: Man Ray, Orchestra; Man Ray, Masque Kiki


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Uwe Heine Debrodt



Animated Gif. Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962; Man Ray, Cactus, 1943; Man Ray, Belle Haleine, 1920; Magazine cover: Cannibale, Paris, 1920.

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“In the Dadaist museum” Uwe Heine Debrodt

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Joëlle Duval

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Photos = Photoshop. Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962.

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“Transformation d’un tournesol ENIVRER de soleil”. Joëlle Duval

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Mark Klink



jpeg image rendered using Blender 3d. Post-processing using Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962.

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The Kiki mask .ply file was duplicated and imported into Blender. Before import, some of the duplicates were opened using a spreadsheet, and both the vertex positions and vertex colors were “glitched.” Within Blender, various manipulations of the normals and diffuse colors were applied to the imported copies, as well as further modeling, remeshing, scaling, etc“. Mark Klink

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Elena Romenkova

Strange mood


3D, glitch with notepad. Based on: Paul Citroen, Alannah, 1931; Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962.

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