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Solo show: Cory Arcangel - Speakers Going Hammer / 52-54 Bell Street (over)

12 October 2011 until 12 November 2011
  Cory Arcangel - Speakers Going Hammer / 52-54 Bell Street
Cory Arcangel
  Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery
29 & 52-54 Bell Street
London NW1 5DA
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Lisson Gallery proudly announce a solo exhibition of new work from Cory Arcangel.

The exhibition will mark a move away from video modifications and articulate the wide range of his practice. Arcangel will present works previously unseen in the UK, following on from his large installation in February at The Barbican, London, and a solo show which opened in May at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

At The Whitney, the entire fourth floor has been devoted to Arcangel's exhibition Pro Tools. The title plays on the name of the popular audio remixing software and reflects Arcangel's practice of recording, remixing and re-using tools and media in ways in which they weren't originally intended. It also references his curiosity towards amateurism and how people express themselves through technology outside of the professional realm, such as Youtube and Photoshop.

Arcangel's artistic practice began in a somewhat unorthodox way, emerging out of his studies as a musician. Many musical influences and performative elements remain important to his work emerging from a core interest in technology driven popular culture.

New York based Cory Arcangel first gained attention for his hacking and alteration of vintage video games as well as his internet based interventions. An evolution towards the appropriation of systems and video imagery, including video games and music videos began his exploration of mediums of popular culture. This interest in technology has evolved to include tools and systems such as Photoshop, Youtube and Garageband, all of which are used in ways that are not their primary or intended function but create often surprising results.

Arcangel has always taken an interest in making his work accessible to anyone, often posting videos, images and even directions for how to create work online. This simultaneously acts as a way of questioning authorship as well as enabling anyone to create their own version of a Cory Arcangel work.

About the artist
Born 25 May 1978 in Buffalo, New York, Cory Arcangel is an artist, computer programmer, musician and stand up comedian. He is a co founder of the record label and multimedia hacking collective BEIGE.

Arcangel has had solo exhibitions at the Migros Museum in Zurich, Switzerland; the Barbican Centre, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His work has also been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New Museum, New York. His work is included in public collections including the Miami Art Museum and Neue Nationalgalerie.

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