[artinfo] Exhibition "I love you [rev.eng]" in Belgrade

by way of Janos Sugar office at kuda.org
Fri Jul 7 14:56:21 CEST 2006

Exhibition "I love you [rev.eng]"
Author:  digitalcraft, Kulturbüro Frankfurt, Germany

Belgrade, 11.07. - 24.07.2006
Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Pariska 14

Opening of the exhibition:
20:00h, 22.06.2006.
Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Pariska 14

Producer: New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad (www.kuda.org)

BELEF 06 (www.belef.org)
Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad (www.msluns.org.yu)
Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (www.msub.org.yu)

"I love you [rev.eng]" is the first exhibition 
worldwide dedicated to the phenomena of computer 
viruses. In a networked society, dealing with 
computer viruses, worms, or so-called "blended 
threats", has become part of everyday life. "I 
love you [rev.eng]" is an experiment that 
challenges contemporary culture and goes beyond 
current debates on hacking, presenting viruses as 
destructive force and economic threat as well as 
an inspiration for art and digital culture.

"I love you [rev.eng]" is divided into four 
investigative areas - cultural, political, 
technical, and historical, and focuses on the 
divergent positions of security experts and 
hackers, net artists and programmers, and 
literature experts and code poets. The exhibition 
examines: What actually is a computer virus? Who 
creates them, and why? What sort of world is 
hiding behind these everyday phenomena?

One of the main focal points lies upon the 
knowledge transfer to the audience. The 
exhibition aims to enable visitors to gain a 
broad understanding of the phenomenon of computer 
viruses and to give an idea about the many 
layered interrelations. The show presents 
hands-on terminals, interactive installations and 
a broad range of didactic material. One terminal 
displays approximately 40 interviews with virus 
writers. Visitors have the option to read or 
listen with headphones to the interviews as audio 

"I love you [rev.eng]" is the revamped and 
expanded version of the initial exhibition which 
was successfully shown in June 2002 in the Museum 
for Applied Art in Frankfurt, in February 2003 at 
the "transmediale.03" in Berlin, in August 2004 
at the Watson Institute of the Brown University 
USA and in October 2004 at the Museum for 
Communication Copenhagen, Denmark.

Exibition is generally supported by Executive 
Council of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

digitalcraft.org was founded in 2003 as a 
spin-off of the digitalcraft section of the 
Museum for Applied Art in Frankfurt am Main 
(2000-2003). Its mission is to research and 
document fast-moving trends in everyday digital 
culture and to present them to the public. The 
subjects it explores reflect the rapid 
development in communications technologies and 
methods and their significance for modern society.



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