Saturday, January 2, 2010
Viral Venture : Joseph Nechvatal Film To Be Screened At MUBE 
This digital video is an extract from Viral Venture - a digital art projection (and/or ongoing installation) by the artist Joseph Nechvatal with a by the composer Rhys Chatham. The film will join several others in an evening of film for Um Livro Sobre A Morte at MUBE, São Paulo, Brazil.
The Viral Venture projection consists of Nechvatals most recent artificial-life computer virus attacking his . It acts in real time as modeled on the biological viral mode as programmed by Stephane Sikora in C++.
Rhys Chathams score consists of his 2005 composition for 400 electric guitars entitled A Crimson Grail, commissioned by Nuit Blanche. It was performed and recorded at the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris.
Dates for the film screening, and other films, are to be announced shortly.