Saturday, January 2, 2010

Viral Venture : Joseph Nechvatal Film To Be Screened At MUBE [63]

This digital video is an extract from Viral Venture - a digital art projection (and/or ongoing installation) by the artist Joseph Nechvatal with a musical score 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 digital images. 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.

1 comment:

mythmara said...

Oh my, what an engaging video... Wow. It is perfect to be presented at the same time as the MUBE exhibition "Um Livro Sobre A Morte, A Book About Death." Love it! MT