Brooklyn-based artist and musician James Hoff has been exploring malware as a compositional strategy for both his painting and music. What really fascinates us is how he arranges things in a frame. James Hoff opts for a dye-sublimation printing process which is a method that allows the reproduction of full-colour images on a variety of specially-coated surfaces such as ceramics, metal, plastic, and polyester cloth. For the Virus Series, Hoff uses aluminium as a medium for showcasing his strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language and investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms.
James Hoff is also a founding editor of a non-profit organisation dedicated to publishing artists’ books, writings, and out-of-print editions, Primary Information. On top of that, he has also released two records with PAN with the latest being Blaster where he experimented with infecting 808 beats with computer viruses.