Cory Arcangel, "tl;dr"

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Cory Arcangel, "tl;dr"
Joerg Lohse
Over the past decade, media artist Cory Arcangel has explored the odd nexus of nostalgia and planned obsolescence with videos and large-format photos that reference 8-bit video games and other signifiers of the early digital age. The main series in his latest show comprises a group of flatscreens, hung on their sides and displaying ’90s pop-cultural clips downloaded from the Internet. Each scene has been altered using a Java applet called Lake, which overlays reflective or wavy effects onto images. Fin de siècle icons like Elaine from Seinfeld are thus given the shimmering gloss of memory as might be recalled by an iMac G3.


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