For Immediate Release
February 17, 2003
New Commissioned Work on Turbulence: DATA DIARIES by Cory Arcangel
With an introduction by Alex Galloway
DATA DIARIES is 11 hours of video footage which was generated by
tricking Quicktime into thinking the RAM of a home computer is video.
This was done once for each day in January 2003. Watch as Cory's emails,
letters, webpages, DSL data, songs, and anything else he worked on that
day float by as a totally-psyched attention deficit disorder 15 frames
per second video experience.
Cory Arcangel is a computer artist who lives and works in Manhattan. He
is a founding member of BEIGE [aka the Beige programming crew/Beige
Records], a loose knit crew of like-minded computer programmers, and
enthusiasts. Their work has been called "genius" by XLR8R magazine, and
they were recently named in the New York Times noteworthy art moments of
2002 poll. Together they have pioneered the practice of recycling
obsolete 8bit computers and video game systems to make art.
When not dabbling with old computers or doing research projects about
hacker culture, Cory sometimes makes work with his sister Jamie. In
1989, they founded the Buffalo New York based punk group "Insecticide."
Documentation of their first [and last] world tour of Buffalo, New York
was recently screened at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and will have
its New York premiere in February. He also makes work with the Radical
Software Group. Documentation of a Carnivore client made in
collaboration with RSG can be seen as a May Whitney Museum Artport site,
and a recent research project about Commodore 64 video graffiti done
with RSG can be seen at www.rhizome.org/LLAS
Cory has received grants from Turbulence, and Harvestworks.org [a
sponsored project with funds from NYSCA], and has exhibited at
Lothringer 13, Munich [BEIGE solo show]; Deadtech, Chicago [BEIGE solo
show]; Daniel Reich Gallery, New York; The American Museum of the Moving
Image, New York; and Eyebeam Atelier, New York. Interviews, articles,
and reviews have appeared in Art on Paper, Surface, Select, Life Sucks
Die, Wigged.net, and the Chicago Reader.
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