Originally, the term “Trojan Horse” was associated with the tale from the Trojan War where the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. Later the men in the horse would escape and destroy the city of Troy. Metaphorically, a “Trojan Horse” means any trick which causes an enemy to enter a securely protected space. In today’s Internet-connected world, the term refers to “malware” computer programs which are presented as useful or harmless tools to an innocent computer user.
Artist Babis Pangiotidis draws upon the dual meaning of the term “Trojan Horse” in his latest work entitled Hedonism(y) Trojaner. Composed of white, ivory, and brown computer keys, the work is a magnificent visual reminder of the risks that are at our finger-tips everytime we use a computer (yikes!).