Virus Attack: pitY pluS

Joseph Nechvatal
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Work Overview

Computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas, was on 2016 Galerie Richard (Paris) Show.
Destroyer of Naivetés: COMPUTER VIRUS 1.0 is a revisitation to Joseph Nechvatal’s HyperCard Computer Virus Project work from 1992-93 that dealt with the AIDS virus epidemic placed in conjunction with a growing concern for computer viruses.

The basic rule is, where information can go, a virus can go with it.
Ostensibly, human bodies are integrating newly evolved and evolving viruses, only some of them, such as HIV, identifiable due to their pathogenicity. The majority of viruses and bacteria circulate around the biosphere and technosphere harmlessly and unnoticed.
We form a rhizome with our viruses, or rather, our viruses make us form a rhizome with other creatures.