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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.

This second extract from Viral Venture demonstrates the virtual camera zooms and shifts.

thing as slow event

"A thing is just a slow event."
--Stanley Eveling

Feb 10th @ 7pm Screening & Discussion of Viral Venture @ SVA

Feb 10th at 7:00 PM
Screening and Discussion of Viral Venture
School of Visual Arts, SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street

View this digital art projection by Joseph Nechvatal in collaboration with musician Rhys Chatham, followed by a discussion between the two artists moderated by David Ross, School of Visual Arts.

Directions: Take C/E to 23rd Street.