S I is thrilled to host a performance by Cory Arcangel in
conjunction with his current solo show, 'Welcome to my
Artshow' at Team Gallery. We are excited to offer Arcangel's
audience a chance to see the artist explain his interests
and methods through interacting with his work. An unexpected
elegance emerges as one sees the artist engage with his
The exhibition by Arcangel, a founding member of the Beige
Programming Ensemble, includes a number of new hacked Nintendo
game cartridges - the work that Arcangel has become known
for - and a number of new works in the medium of video.
In the former group are a fully interactive Ipod® programmed
for the Nintendo® system and an absurdly slowed down
version of Tetris®. In the latter group are Sans Simon,
a video of Simon and Garfunkel in which the artist uses
his hand to hide Simon's presence, and Geto Boys/Beach Boys
in which videos by the two eponymous bands are played side
by side creating an oddly harmonic synchronicity.
who graduated from Oberlin with a degree in Technology in
Music and the Related Arts, came to the artworld through a
number of internet based activities. These, in turn, lead
to invitations from institutions for lectures and demonstrations,
a performative aspect which naturally called for the creation
of digital environments. These latter works evolved into stand-alone
artworks, frequently exhibited with soundtracks created by
Arcangel in collaboration with others, such as Paul B. Davis,
a London-based disc jockey. Arcangel is interested in keeping
the possibilities of collaboration open, as well as in continuing
to reach out to other cultural fields for inspiration, fusing
autonomous artworks with temporary and net-based actions.
The show at Team, for example, marks the launch of dooogle.com,
a search engine which only yields results about Doogie Howser,
M.D. Also available is a new piece of software called T.A.C.
(Total Asshole Compression), a program which increases the
size of any file passed through it.
work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. During the
past year, he has also shown his work in New York at The Museum
of Modern Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and at The
Guggenheim Museum, and at the Royal Academy in London. Arcangel
will be the subject of a one-person exhibition at Zurich's
Migros Museum this upcoming April. In addition, solo shows
are planned for the Vilma Gold Gallery in London and Brandstrom
& Stene in Stockholm. A simultaneous exhibition, a collaborative
endeavor with the artist group Paper Rad, is presented in
SoHo at Deitch Projects from the 15th of January through the
19th of February 2005.