Biennale.py is a computer virus we created – with hackers group Epidemic – for the 49th Venice Biennale. Released on the night of the opening, it quickly spread around the world.
Immaterial and self-replicating, when the virus enters a computer it stays there, hidden, trying to survive for as long as possible.
The CD-ROM contains 10.000 copies of the virus.
Biennale.py source code. To download you must turn your antivirus off.
Exhibition view, 49th Venice Biennale. The two connected computers infect and disinfect each other in an endless cycle.
Perpetual Self Dis/Infecting Machines. Hand assembled computer, Biennale.py virus, Windows 2000, anti virus software, plexiglass
70 x 50 x 13 cm