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Cory Arcangel Beige
Edited by Raphael Gygax.

Texts by Cory Arcangel, Raphael Gygax.

Published with the Migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
published in 2005
bilingual edition (English / German)
16,5 x 23,5 cm
128 pages (colour illustrations)
ISBN: 978-3-905701-15-9
EAN: 9783905701159
out of print
 
First monograph.
Cory Arcangel (born 1978) is a digital artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work is concerned with the relationship between technology and culture.
In the early 1980s, the 8-bit Nintendo NES game console revolutionized the entertainment market. From then on computer technology was no longer used purely for work purposes, but also for the masses as a medium for entertainment.
In his works, Cory Arcangel makes use of the games console, long since overtaken by millions of bits, and ‘hacks’ into its games. The progress of some games is interrupted and short-circuited, and they are reduced to their monochrome picture backgrounds, while other games are given a new narrative.