NAME: hedonism(y) trojaner
AUTHOR: Babis Panagiotidis, an artist based in Nuremberg, Germany
DESCRIPTION: The Trojan Horse of the 21st century. A resin structure is covered with thousands of recycled keyboard buttons while the tail is made of computer cables. The sculpture is not a representation of the Internet virus but refers to the original story. As in the Greek mythology tale, where a wooden horse was used to enter and conquer the walled city of Troy, we let the Internet access every aspect of our lives.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The hedonistic qualities of the World Wide Web makes us forget the underlying dangers of the Internet. The thousands of computer keys have each one a different ivory shade, like as many people surfing the web every day. The excessive sharing of informations and multiplication of usages (we communicate, buy, get informed, date online) comes at a price we might one day have to pay. With his Trojan horse, Babis wants to make us aware of our own vulnerability. Message received, let’s keep on surfing.