biennalepy antivirus code

Just received this great email about our work (2001):

“Recently I downloaded and executed in my computer. It infected several Python files of projects I was working on.  To revert them to the original state I wrote a sort of antivirus based on the original It is a rather simple modification of the original script, changing the name and behavior of some of the original functions of the script. I had a lot of fun writing and testing it. I was some kind of  ‘Erased de Kooning Drawing’ of one of my favorite software art works.”

If you are curious you can get here, remember that your computer must be infected!





Insightful review

ubiquitous mugs

in this is tomorrow“‘Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship’ could never have been a unique exhibition; it was calling out to be stolen.”





Brand Innovations opening video





Brand Innovations has a tumblr

ubiquitous gallery view

Brand innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, the (stolen) group show we just curated at Carroll/Fletcher, now has a tumblr, enjoy!





London: Nuclear Culture on Film

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One day of talks and screenings investigating nuclear culture, they’re also projecting the short Let Them Believe, directed by Todd Chandler & Jeff Stark, which tells the story of our project Plan C:

Sunday 28 April 2013, 11am – 5.30pm, at The Arts Catalyst, London

BTW, they tell me the event is sold out, but you can still join the waiting list for cancellations.





Emily’s Video in London

We’re exhibiting our latest work Emily’s Video for the first time in London!

Opening: April 22, 6:30-8:30 pm (through May 11)
Carroll/Fletcher gallery

From Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others: “It seems that the appetite for pictures showing bodies in pain is as keen, almost, as the desire for ones that shows bodies naked. For many centuries, in Christian art, depictions of hell offered both of these elemental satisfactions. […] There was also the repertoire of hard-to-look-at cruelties from classical antiquity – the pagan myths, even more than the Christian stories, offer something for every taste. No moral charge attaches to the representation of these cruelties. Just the provocation: can you look at this? There is the satisfaction of being able to look at the image without flinching. There is the pleasure of flinching”.

btw, the same night opens the group show we’re curating there, Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship.





At the movies! With Orson Welles!

f for fake

What would be greater than watching Emily’s Video projected in a real cinema? Seeing it together with Orson Welles’ F for Fake! It’s happening at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, NY, April 20 & 21. Ours may well be the lowest resolution video ever projected in a proper cinema, the image is going to look super poor…

You can get tickets here, we’ll be there on Sunday, hope to see you!





Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship

We’re curating an exhibition! Or, better said, we stole the concept of a show that artist Artie Vierkant curated in New York, and we’re re-doing it at Carroll/Fletcher gallery in London. Same title, same concept, slightly different artists.

Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship
Opening: April 22, 6:30 – 9pm, through May 11, 2013
Carroll/Fletcher, London

For this exhibition each artist was asked to produce an object using an online custom printing or fabrication service. The works were sent directly to the gallery, so neither the artists nor the curators have seen them yet. We expect this backwards approach to be filled with highs, lows, and hopefully more than a few transcendent successes. The result will be a gallery of art, artifact and artifice.

Featuring: Annabelle Arlie, Andreas Banderas, Aram Bartholl, Body by Body, Chris Coy, Christofer Degrér, Nick DeMarco, Constant Dullaart, Andreas Ervik, Matt Goerzen, Aaron Graham, Toby Huddlestone, Parker Ito, Justin Kemp, Brian Khek, Martin Kohout, Bryan Krueger, Lindsay Lawson, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jon Rafman, Sean Raspet, Rafaël Rozendaal, Borna Sammak, Oliver Sutherland, Daniel Temkin, Brad Troemel, Artie Vierkant, Andrew Norman Wilson.

All info here





The Others

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A while ago we discovered by chance a way to enter random people’s computers without their knowledge. Out of curiosity we started collecting their photos. We ended up with 10.000, which we arranged in a slideshow we called The Others.

The final 137 min. long version of the work is now on view in three group exhibitions:

The Public Private, Kellen Gallery at The New School, New York
Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Analogital, UMOCA, Salt Lake City, Utah





Looking for NYC based intern


Hey there, we’re looking for a New York based intern to work on our next project. Someone who’s very familiar with social networks, has basic video editing skills and is ready for some weirdness (highly sensitive persons may not apply).

You’ll work on something like this, and, hopefully, learn something in the process. It should also be fun, but that’s subjective.

We’d meet a few times but most of the work can be done remotely. If you’re interested pls drop us a short email by mid April, about yourself, what you’re good at, your future plans etc. Thanks!