EAI Presents at Monkeytown
Cory Arcangel

EAI is pleased to present a special program of works by Cory Arcangel at Monkeytown. Cory Arcangel is an artist who works with early computers and video game systems. He is best known for his Nintendo game cartridge hacks, and his subversive reworking of obsolete computer systems of the 1970s and '80s, such as the Commodore 64 and Atari 800. For this event, Arcangel has assembled and edited together a program that spans his entire body of video work, including many collaborations. The videos range from his most recent conceptual and Internet-inspired works to his hacked video game pieces to videos he made as a teenager. Together these videos form a humorous and extraordinary series of experiments with the most obsolete and cutting edge elements of technology and pop culture. The artist will be present to guide the audience through the videos, sharing insights into the thought and process behind their creation.

Many of the works that will be shown are collaborations with other artists and artist collectives, including Frankie Martin, Paper Rad, and Radical Software Group (RSG). Arcangel also often works with art collective/record label Beige, a loosely defined ensemble of artists and programmers who work collaboratively in digital media. Beige, with members in New York City and Chicago, has produced videos, Web projects, and albums of electronic music, as well as modified Nintendo video game cartridges.

Saturday, January 21, 2006
First Seating: 7:30 pm
Second Seating: 10:00 pm

Admission: $8

58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Reservations are recommended: www.monkeytownhq.com

Cory Arcangel was born in 1978. He received a B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has received grants from Turbulence and Harvestworks. Arcangel has performed and exhibited his work at various institutions, galleries, and festivals, including the American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Muesum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, the Migros Museum, Zurich; the Royal Academy of Art, London; the 2004 Biennial Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Team and Deitch Galleries in New York. Aside from being seen installed in galleries and museums, most of his projects can be downloaded with source code from his Internet Web log at www.beigerecords.com/cory/. Cory Arcangel lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Works to be screened include:

Low Level All-Stars, 2003 (in collaboration with Radical Software Group)
Insecticide, 1992-2003 (in collaboration with Jamie Arcangel)
Smoove, 1996-2003 (in collaboration with Jamie Arcangel)
Rudy OS, 1999
All Others Are Imitating, 2002 (in collaboration with Jamie Arcangel)
Data Diaries, 2003
Interchill @ FACT Center, 2004 (in collaboration with the Interchill Youth Group)
The Making of Super Mario Movie, 2005 (in collaboration with Paper Rad)
Super Mario Movie, 2005 (in collaboration with Paper Rad)
Kerry Rocks, 1996 (in collaboraton with Jonah Peretti)
Private_eyez.mid, 2004 (in collaboration with Frankie Martin)
All the Parts from Simon and Garfunkel's 1984 Central Park Performance Where Garfunkel Sings With His Hands in His Pockets, 2004
Beach Boys/Geto Boys, 2004
Cat Rave, 2004 (in collaboration with Frankie Martin)
Message my Brother Justin Left Me on my Cell from the Slayer Concert Last Week, 2004


For more information about Cory Arcangel please visit: www.eai.org.

Programmed by Josh Kline.


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