Joseph Nechvatal, ‘viral attaque amoR foRti’, 1993, Galerie Richard

The works in 1993 were all recovered with a plastic sheet. Now he decided to keep the plastic sheet only on this work. The plastic sheet refers to the condom and to what is shown and what is hidden. The Computer Virus Project's initial goal was to produce physical paintings using algorhytms that implement a"viral" model in cyberspace. This code is a simulation tool allowed him to virtually introduce artificial organisms into a digitized reproduction of an earlier artwork (the host) and let them transform and destroy those images in a ravishingly beautiful manner.

Signature: on the back as well as the hand written title and date by the artist

FRAC Franche-Comté, Fondation Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Sept.10 - Nov.1st, 1993
Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans, 1993, Galerie Yvonamor Palix, 1994

Joseph Nechvatal, FRAC Franche-Comté, Fondation Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 1993
reproduced on p.21

the artist

About Joseph Nechvatal

American, b. 1951, Chicago, IL, United States, based in Paris, France