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Cory Arcangel

Team Gallery

Cory Arcangel is known for hacking various technologies to produce sophisticated remixes. His works have generally radiated a cheerful aesthetic (Super Landscape #1, 2005, for example, is a tranquil scene created by removing everything but the clouds and sky from the Super Mario Brothers video game), while also examining the information that flies under our radar (for Old Friends, 2005, the artist cleverly reprogrammed a DVD of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1981 concert in Central Park to highlight the duo’s disintegrating relationship). Arcangel’s hacks attest to computer mastery, but they do not constitute simple showing off: They are used as a tool for examining what technology does and does not tell us, presenting a kind of idiosyncratic cultural epistemology.

By contrast, “Adult Contemporary,” Arcangel’s recent exhibition at Team, focused on amateurism—on using technology, as the artist explained

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