Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel was born in 1978 in Buffalo, New York. His production involves hacking, manipulating and reusing various technological applications, including video games, web software, film and print media. Drawing on source materials that range from best-selling albums to Photoshop gradients, He explores the behaviours of cultural production and consumption in a media- and technology-saturated world. Using techniques common to conceptual art and performance, Arcangel's work often comments on the relationship between humour, theory and technological shortcomings. In 2011 Arcangel became the youngest person to stage a one-person show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition included the Whitney commissioned “Beat the Champ”, which consisted in flanking side-by-side a dozen video projections of game controllers and electronic consoles of various existing bowling games from the 1980s to now, hacked so to play a self-defeating game by continuously throwing the ball into the gutter.

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