Cory Arcangel




Cory Arcangel

Works from Super Mario Clouds, Super Mario Movie, F1 Racer Mod, and Colors (which he gives a step by step on how to make your very own). Even his splash page is art.

HUGE BONUS: You can the download the ROM of Arcangel’s video game modification of the classic Space Invaders, Space Invader here.

If you want to “play” any of these games, he has many of the ROMs on his site.

This much more work than I usually post, but Arcangel’s work is just too much fun to pass up. Arcangel combines kitsch, nostalgia, humor, and technology in a way that I haven’t seen in a long long while. Also check out On C, ¬†an article examining jpg compression that ran in Frieze Magazine. The website is fantastic, and make sure you browse all the newer works in the Things I Made section.

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Super Mario Clouds is an old Mario Brothers cartridge which I modified to erase everything but the clouds. It was originally posted on the internet in 2003. This project was very much in the line of the stuff various BEIGE representatives (Paul, Joe, + Joe) were doing then. Check below for the ROM, source code, installation pictures (sometimes I have installed in art type ish spaces) and even a video (posting a video of it wasn’t possible even 5 years ago, so I’m happy to be able to do this now).

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This is a simple mod I did of the old Japanese famicom driving game F1 Racer. Basically I just took out the game, cars, etc, and left the road. Check below for the ROM and source code….. ps – sometimes I also refer to this project as “Japanese Driving Game”…which isn’t such a good title, but……..

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A couple years ago I made a video called “Colors”. This video came out of my interest in wanting to make something using slit scan. This is a very common and quite easy technique where basically something is photographed through a slit. For more information see Golan Levin’s page about slit scan here. After spending some time trying to teach myself how quicktime works and how video is displayed on a modern computer, I finally ended up with Colors. Anyway, basically Colors PE (the personal edition version which is available below as both a binary and source) is a small application that will play any quicktime movie using a slit scan technique one line at a time starting from the top. Personally, for my version, I used it to play the movie Colors by Dennis Hopper (to play every color in the movie takes 33 days). So below is the program in case anyone is bored, has some time on their hands, and wants to try it at home. Disclaimer: This version requires some legwork to get working, FYI. Also is a video excerpt of what it looks like.

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Another amazing find via The Exposure Project. Thanks to UBUWEB for the embed links.

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