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 Zer01 Biennial to the San Jose Museum of Art and in a public ceremony the viruses were unleashed into the museum. Produced in collaboration with Scott Kildall.
- Wooden armature, hardware, inkjet prints on archival paperboard.
- 15' 11" W x 13' 6" H x 7' 5" D