Cory Arcangel: Protools

Artist Cory Arcangel, best known for his Internet interventions and modified video games, discusses the exhibition “Cory Arcangel: Protools,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition revolves around the concept of “product demonstrations.” Works featured—ranging from video games, single channel video, kinetic sculpture, prints, and pen plotter drawings—have been created with technological tools, often mixing and matching professional and amateur technologies.

Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various modified video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

( Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London )
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various modified video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

( Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London )
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various hacked video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

( Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London )
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Still from Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011.
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Still from Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011.

Various hacked video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable.
The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

( Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London )
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Hello World #1, from the series CNC Wireform Demonstrations, 2010-, 2010.
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Hello World #1, from the series CNC Wireform Demonstrations, 2010-, 2010.

CNC bent stainless steel with electro-polish finish, artist software.
32 × 7 1/2 × 5 (81.3 × 19.1 × 12.7)

( Team Gallery, New York, and the artist )
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Spectrum.”
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Spectrum.”

mousedown y=22100 x=14050, mouseup y=19700 x=1800, from the series Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations 2008-, 2010.
Chromogenic print, 84 × 66 (213.4 × 167.6)

( Private collection; courtesy Team Gallery, New York, and the artist )
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