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excerpt from "viral symphOny : movement 1 : the enthrOning"

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The music is an excerpt from "viral symphOny : movement 1 : the enthrOning" (28.10 min in total)

Joseph Nechvatal : original concept viral structures
Matthew Underwood : nano, micro, meso and macro structures
Andrew Deutsch : meso and macro structures
Stephane Sikora : C++ programming
Steven Mygind Pedersen : IEA project technician


uplifting murmuring tOngue Of Ovid

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viral pastOral pleasures

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extracts from the Viral Venture project

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Here are two short extracts from the Viral Venture project (2009) for demonstration purposes.

Viral Venture is a digital art projection (and/or ongoing installation) by the artist Joseph Nechvatal with a musical score by the composer Rhys Chatham.

The Viral Venture projection consists of Nechvatal's 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 Chatham's 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. The score is looped so that the projection can run for an indefinite length of time without disruption.


~~~~~venus©-~Ñ~vibrator, even

cybersex novella ‘~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~venus©-~Ñ~vibrator, even’ was written during my artist-in-residency at the Cite des Art International in Paris during 1995. I edited it to this final version in NYC in 1999.


Philip Pocock "Interview with Joseph Nechvatal" at the Journal of Contemporary Art

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Journal of Contemporary Art (Fall) 1992Journal of Contemporary Art (Fall) 1992

PDF file attached of Philip Pocock "Interview with Joseph Nechvatal" from the Journal of Contemporary Art 1992


Viral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutation

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Viral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutationViral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutation http://thefishpond.in/himanshudamle/2009/viral-art/
by Himanshu Damle


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