A project by Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott
artists(at sign)trojangifthorse(dot com)
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.

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Copyright © 2010-2011
Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott

San Francisco-based artists Scott Kildall and Victoria Scott started their collaboration in 2006 in the Art and Technology graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Together they create installations, objects, prints and relational performances that physically materialize the psychological spaces of online social networks and simulated worlds.

Gift Horse is a co-commission by the San Jose Museum of Art and ZER01 (the art and technology network) for the 2010 01SJ Biennial 'Build Your Own World'.

Partial in-kind support from Electric Works Fine Art Press and Daisuke Imai. Interior armature design and fabrication by Rob Bell.

Many thanks to our generous Kickstarter Donors:
Abie Hadjitarkhani, Ahna Girshick, Alexander Reeder, Amy Ho. Andy Volk, Anna Yu, Arena Reed, Barbara Koenen, Bob Callaway, Brett Bowman and Camille Utterback, Casondra Sobieralski, Chiara Bernasconi, Chris Barnett, Christopher Long, Christopher Prosser, Christopher Reiger, Dani Stracuzza, David Oppenheimer, David Parker, Diana Eng, Dick Strout, Dmitra Smith, Dmitry Strakovsky, Doug Wolens, Emily Cronbach, Eric Socolofsky, Eric Staton, Erin Jones, Fiona Macdonald, Gary Thomson, Genevieve Hoffman, Heather Holt Villyard, James Aarons, James Morgan.Janice Katz, Jeanne Gerrity, Jeanne Meyers, Jeff Essex, Jennifer Thompson, Jeremy Rotsztain, Jessica Cunningham, Jill Manthei and Ethan Malasky, Jimena Gomez-Lobo, Jo-Anne Green, Joseph DeLappe, Kathryn Aaker, Katie Boucher, Kelly Saturno, Ken Gregory, Kevin B. Chen, Kevin Bain and Claire Bain, Kristin Anderson, Kristin Kildall, Lacie Garnes, Lauranne LoSpalluto, Lauren Davies, Leah Shelleda, Liane Shayer, Ligorano Reese, Lucy Runkel, Luther Thie, Lynne Heller, Maren Connary, Mark Del Lima, Mark Scheeff, Mark Woloschuk, Mary-Anne McTrowe, Mathew Szymanowski, Maureen Keating, Maw Shein Win, May Woo, Mel Prest, Michael Ang, Michele Malo, Nancy thomas, Nathaniel Stern, Noise Floor Music, Paula Salhany, Peter Birch, Rebecca Marshall, Rob Ray, Ron Casentini, Sara Schnadt, Sari Gilman, Sasha Magee, Saskia Traill, Scott Snibbe, Seth Hunter, Shawn Lawson, Steve Dietz, Suzanne Wertheim, Taraneh Hemami, Tiffany Holmes, Tim Lee, Tracy Stampfli, Tyler Sterkel, Victor Barbieri, Wafaa Bilal, Will Leben, Will Luo, William Pappenheimer, Yan Budman.

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