Open: Kevin

A Java application commissioned by The Goodwink Conspiracy recreates a 90s habit of mine of trying to find the perfect Kevin on my computer. The software loops — opening and counting jpegs in perpetuity until the computer slows and is unable to render any Kevins. In the end, only the tech remains.  

The edition includes a DVD of the application and supporting documents. Each disc is personalized like carving a lover’s name into a tree. Damage and access to the data differs from disk to disk. If unable to access the application because of the scratch marks, the DVD sleeve includes a URL to download the application, instructions, and a warning — by opening the application you acknowledge and understand Open: Kevin may freeze your computer and fully waive and release the artist and his associates from any and all claims.


Self-published; Java application saved onto damaged DVD, with jewel case, overall 5.59 x 4.92 inches; edition of 50

The Goodwink Conspiracy, Sydney

Archive as Artificial Scenery in Photobooks, abC, Beijing


Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow, NEW INC member, awarded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, commissioned by Rhizome, funded by Meta Open Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, sold at Art Book in China, collected by MoMA, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.