“DESCENT” is a downloadable, digital artwork that’s inspired by both Bruegel and the Black Death.
When you launch the “DESCENT” .exe file on your desktop, a malware invasion of rats begins. At first only a few appear as ominous “RAT” image files. Then, as the glitchy static grows more intense, with a bouncing movement reminiscent of pestilent fleas, the steeple of a church emerges from the pixelated forms. Soon the rats become a plague. The human figures wandering the strange, fluctuating landscape undergo a cycle of life and death.
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