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"CORY ARCANGEL: A Couple Thousand Short Films About Glenn Gould"
2007-12-15 until 2008-02-28
UK United Kingdom
Spacex is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by New York based artist Cory Arcangel. Arcangel is an artist, musician, DJ and computer geek, well known for his approach to "creative hacking". The main focus of the show is the two-screen installation 'a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould', Cory Arcangel has arranged selections of Johann Sebastian Bach's 1741 composition The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) for the massed ranks of hundreds of online amateur instrumentalists. Given the popularity of video sharing websites, the web is now home to countless homemade videos of people showing off their instrumental skills.
To produce the piece, Arcangel has taken numerous examples of these videos and re-edited them note by note into sections from Bach's composition, each screen carrying a melodic line.
The exhibition will also include a selection of other works by Cory Arcangel.
'a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould' is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, Spacex, Exeter and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Supported by Arts Council England.
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