GOBLIN.exe

From Rhizome Artbase
2020
Description

GOBLIN.exe is software that uses real malware techniques to take over the user’s desktop temporarily, only to delete itself upon completion, minutes later. A desktop poem, or a one-act desktop play, the work choreographs built-in elements of the Windows operating system—including Notepad, error messages, and the command line interface—to tell a story of privacy, the nature of time and memory, and reconciliation with the unstoppable waxing and waning of interpersonal relationships.

Mark Fingerhut
2021
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
2020
Executable Poetry Open Call
9 November 2021
Mark Fingerhut
outside link
20 January 2020
Mark Fingerhut
video
16 December 2021
file copy
GOBLIN.exe (outside video link)
Rhizome staff
download
26 December 2021
file copy
GOBLIN.exe (outside link)
Rhizome staff
web archive
26 December 2021
web capture
GOBLIN.exe (outside link)
Rhizome staff