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Book XXXVI

Computer virus with the sole purpose of destroying all digital collection files of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Book XXXVI was born of -  paraphrasing Albert Camus - the intelligence’s refusal to reason the concrete. The work embodies a drama of the intelligence, but it proves this only indirectly.1 

Book XXXVI is stored on a USB memory stick. When connected to a computer with direct access to the digital collection files of the museum, the virus will automatically start an irrevocable and irreversible destruction process.

1Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, tr. Justin O'Brien (London: Penguin, 2000), 90.


 

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