Brooklyn based artist, Cory Arcangel will give a talk tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. It's part of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Conversations on the Edge series. Here's a description from their site...
Best known for his Nintendo game cartridge hacks, multi-media trickster Cory Arcangel uses new and vintage computers, sound, performance, and the web to recontextualize popular figures (Super Mario Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel) and aesthetic systems (the instructional video, adult contemporary music, the “artist talk”) in subversively comedic ways. This evening, he’ll provide an overview of his practice, possibly including his Super Mario movies, the epic and aptly titled performance piece “Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Glockenspiel Addendum,” and an archetypal “experimental film,” complete with digital scratches and Final Cut Pro countdown.
6pm Thursday, March 19, 2009
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St.
Chicago, IL 60601