1992-2003, 7:29 min, color, sound

Cory Arcangel, in a bit of polemical hyperbole, has stated a refusal to edit his video footage, preferring the excesses of the accidental and the contingent. With Insectiside, Arcangel brings this strategically amateur aesthetic to a new level, re-presenting a home video that he made as a teenager in 1992. The video, which features the artist and his sister parodically yet lovingly performing as a heavy metal band, takes on new meaning beside Arcangel's recent work with music videos and the codes of pop culture.