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Gift Horse, (2010), is a 13-foot high sculpture based on the mythological Trojan Horse and clad with digitally-printed wood textures to resemble a 3D model in real space.
Using the metaphor of the Trojan Horse as computer malware, its hollow belly was filled with hundreds of small paper sculpture viruses - from real viruses, such as Rabies, to famous computer viruses like the ILOVEYOU virus to imaginary viruses including Cooties.
On September 18th, 2010 the Gift Horse was wheeled from the 01Sj Biennial to the San Jose Museum of Art and in a public ceremony the viruses were unleashed into the museum.
Copyright © 2010-2011
Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott
Based on viruses from biology, computing, fiction and film, each of these deadly papercraft sculptures are printer-ready for 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. Assembly required.
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