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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Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott

Bradshaw, Julia. "ZERO1: A Trojan Horse in Spartan-land?" California: ArtShift San Jose. Sept 19, 2010

dwell Magazine (online edition), "01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World", Sept, 2010

Pizarro, Sal. "Zero One's Green Prix showcases the mettle of the pedal." California: Mercury News. Sept 19, 2010

Santomauro, Joanne. "Back to Campus Night features LED lights." California: The Santa Clara. Sept 18, 2010

CNET News, "Ideas and innovation at Silicon Valley art and tech fest." California: CNET. September 18, 2010

Ewart, Nancy (Reporter). "A Trojan Horse in San Jose?" California: SF Examiner (Sept 12)

Stark, Clinton. "How to build a Trojan Gift Horse @ 01SJ." California: Stark Insider, San Jose, CA (Sept 3)

Zimmerman, Heather. "Past Present." California: Mercury News. August 23, 2010

KKUP Cupertino, 'Meeting of the Ways', radio interview with Diane Solomon. (Aug 28th)

Michael Silverberg, “Creating Digital Worlds of the Future”, Fast Company Magazine, New York, Sept, Page 24.

obinson, W. "High Tech Biennial for San Jose." New York: Artnet (June 17)

Dorkbot, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), San Francisco, CA. (July, 7th)

ZER01 Art and Technology Network, ZSALON, San Jose, CA. (June, 23rd)

Leonardo LASER Lectures, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. (June 9th)


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