Cory Arcangel

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Born 1978. Digital artist. Lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work is concerned with the relationship between technology and culture. Cory’s best known projects probably are his Nintendo game cartridge hacks and his sub-versive reworking of obsolete computer systems of the 70′s and 80′s. Cory’s work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and has also been exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum. Blue “Tube” is a tiny but powerful structuralist intervention into the ubiquitous video sharing site YouTube – the one-second video turns the logo, which the company superimposes on all video embedded in other sites online, to blue. It is both a video and art work about YouTube as opposed to a video which treats YouTube as an invisible distribution system. It is a lighthearted critique of the popular file sharing system, as its users in-creasingly don’t notice or think about its structure.

Part of Beige artist collective.