James Hoff is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompasses painting, sound, writing, performance, and publishing among other media. He has maintained a strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language, including cross-disciplinary investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. Taking cues and inspiration from the computer works of Emmett Williams, BP Nichol, Jackson Mac Low; conceptual writers Vito Acconci, Aram Saroyan, and Douglas Huebler; and early computer viruses/worms like Pervade and Elk Cloner, Hoff works with computer viruses to infect the written code of image and sound files as a compositional strategy for painting and music. Hoff is co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. Hoff has had solo exhibitions at Callicoon Fine Arts, NY, VI, VII, Oslo and Or Gallery, Vancouver. His work has been included in group exhibitions The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, The MCA Denver, MI, the Norsk Skulpturebiennale, Oslo, and The Power Plant, Toronto.