This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Cory Arcangel, who is included in “The Sports Show” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (Video here.) Arcangel is best-known for his tweaks of video games and his media-based tricksterism.
The work shown here is from Arcangel’s breakthrough series of hacks of the iconic Mario Bros. video game for Nintendo. Super Mario Clouds v2k3 (2003) is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. To learn more about and to see more of Arcangel’s Mario Bros.-related work, visit his web page. Arcangel even invites you to help him tweak/improve the piece! (For example, the source code for the Whitney’s piece is here.)
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