February 10th at 7pm
public screening of Viral Venture
School of Visual Arts Theatre 333 West 23rd St NYC
with a discussion between Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham moderated by David Ross
free of charge
This is a small extract from the Viral Venture project 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 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. The score is looped so that the projection can run for an indefinite length of time without disruption.