Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cory Arcangel

Hacker style artist, Cory Arcangel can take something digitally discarded and re-tweak it into something interesting, annoyingly beautiful, and sometime overtly sublime. One of his early work is titled, I Shot Andy Warhol (2002). From his website, "I Shot Andy Warhol is a modification of the NES game Hogan’s Alley, where the gangsters have been replaced by Warhol, and the “innocents” have been replaced by the Pope, Flavor Flav (pre MTV show!!!!), and Col Sanders." I love the movie with the same title and I can't think of a better game to make reference to his image. Video games are just scratching the surface when it comes to all the technology he manipulates to make his work. You have to click around his site to get a larger picture.

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