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The Sunday Video: Cory Arcangel

In honor of the veneration by Paddy Johnson on Thursday of Cory Arcangel’s chromogenic prints (recently shown in the New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” exhibition) where by criticism from New York Magazine’s Jerry Saltz and Time Out New York’s Howard Halle was dissolved with the understanding that, contrary to popular belief, there has been no shift in Arcangel’s content, but rather a change in his physical production, we present three videos from the artist’s website that evoke, as Johnson eloquently put it, “a concept he’s known to have long created work about: the ephemerality of technology and our cultural obsession with the new.”

For us these videos of a teenage Arcangel and his sister enacting a time sensitive music fantasy reveal, at least in part, the genesis of the artist’s fondness for encapsulating the ‘out dated’ and the ‘defunct.’ In his own words: “If I were a kid today today, I’d be uploading all my weirdo homes videos to youtube. In lieu of this, and to make up for an almost 20 year lag, here is a video my sister Jamie and I made in 91 of our band, Insectiside.”

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For more information please visit: www.beigerecords.com/cory/

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The Sunday Video: Cory Arcangel