Cory Arcangel uses computers and video game technology to produce artworks and present performances. His focus is not on the processed data or software but the form and structure of the computer itself. He picks up from obsolete machines and systems the images reflecting a specific period, and transforms them in a different dimension. The resulting artwork challenges the present age from a multi-angled perspective. MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds is the first work that he ever intentionally made to be an installation, and appropriates imagery from a video game. By extracting the image of the Soviet fighter plane that symbolized the cold war era and that of the clouds it flies through, and by filling the exhibition space with their projected images, the work suggests the worsening political climate, war, and conflict, as well as changing human perception. (HH)

(Born in Buffalo, U.S.A. 1978, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.)

MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds

hacked Nintendo cartridges and games systems for multi-channel projections
dimension variable
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery
General Purchase Funds, 2006
©Cory Arcangel
Courtesy: team(gallery,inc.)