Project for The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.
The coming up of ransomware and especially recently one of the most prominent, WannaCry, let people question the value of their digital data by encrypting it and let them pay to get it back.
In rans0mMus1c the encryption by this malicious software becomes a creative process by reinterpreting encrypted audio-files of pop- and entertainment-music as audio- and videodata resulting in a new piece of visual music. This is done at first place with a encrypted audio-file of „Money Man“ by A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast.
See the project at the online pavilion of the biennale for detailed description of the process.
A linked crowdfunding campaign allows it, in case it raises enough money, to pay the demanded bitcoin ransom in order to free the original music piece from its blackmailer by decrypting the source audio-file back to its original state and to prevent all other files from being deleted!
Read more about the „The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale“ on the New York Times!: