trojan horse made from computer keys by babis cloud
trojan horse made from computer keys by babis cloud trojan horse made from computer keys by babis cloud
oct 02, 2012

trojan horse made from computer keys by babis cloud

‘hedonIsM(y) trojaner’ by babis cloud

german artist babis cloud conceived ‘hedonIsM(y) trojaner’, an installation of the ancient greek trojan horse of troy fabricated from computer keyboard buttons. the recycled keys are arranged to display a gradient of ivory-white to replicate the famous animal – this time in rocking form. the sculpture is commentary on the hedonistic susceptibility of contemporary culture, referencing not only the greek mythology, but the well known ‘trojan’ virus of the internet. the consumer grip of human internet use is the pivotal point of the piece, from facebook to online groceries and internet dating, all aspects of life are infected by the mighty world wide web.

the installation is commentary on consumer internet culture

a detail of the keyboard keys

via ignant

  • very impressive, but why rocking?

    juan alcalá says:
  • How amazing!

    pin says:
  • maybe one should be done covered in condoms

    dbkii says:
  • Is this about WHAT has gone into/been used to make the sculpture (painting/prints/art)
    or ABOUT the art itself ??????????????
    JUST because a piece is made with certain materials does not make for either good or great art. It is the vision, the statement underlying the piece that takes it beyond the common and \”the has been done so many many times before\” use of that subject matter.
    It is for the artist to go beyond.
    Material/media is just media. Fun for people to talk about but does not = great art.
    and dear readers please note: I did not say whether or not I liked what the above sculptor produced.
    thank you. …

    Paedra says:
  • Sorry, was already done very breathtaking in 2011 bij the British artist Tony Cragg, go Goolgle:
    “Dice Sculptures by Tony Cragg”

    Bert Staal says:
  • So Bert staal, dice sculptures makes this work redundant? You are clearly not so clever, but thank you for your insight,

    Alice says:
  • How big is this horse?

    Linda says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
490,387 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample