January 19, 2005 at 9.30 pm
Galerie Lisa Ruyter is pleased to present a one-night-only performance/lecture by Cory Arcangel on January 19, 2005 at 9.30 pm. The performance will take place at our new PROJECT SPACE, an empty apartment located at Waaggasse 5/1/6, just around the corner from the gallery’s main space on Wiedner Hauptstrasse.
The performance is hosted in cooperation with Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, where Cory Arcangel will be featured in the gallery’s ‘Video Cube’ series, beginning on Saturday January 22, 2005 at 11 AM, continuing through March 12.
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978) is a computer artist, performer, and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of BEIGE, a loose knit crew of like-minded computer programmers and enthusiasts. He spends most of his time surfing the INTERNET, fooling around on his guitar, and listening to acid house music.
Cory Arcangel’s recent shows include The 2004 Whitney Biennial, ‘Seeing Double’ at the Guggenheim, the 2004 Liverpool Biennial, ‘Welcome to my Art Show’ at Team Gallery, and ‘Super Mario Movie’ at Deitch projects. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Migros Museum in Zurich, and Vilma Gold in London. He will be featured in ‘Premieres’ a series inaugurating the Museum of Modern Art’s new Film and Media theaters.
Cory Arcangel will be giving a lecture demonstration (in English) involving several new works. Topics included will be computer hacking, how Jay-Z would sound on a Nintendo, and modern day uses of Power Point. The focus of the show will be a musical performance of the NiPOD, an IPOD emulator that runs on a Nintendo cartridge that the artist has hacked.
The PROJECT SPACE is a new initiative of Galerie Lisa Ruyter, and will regularly host events, performances, artist residencies and exhibitions. The next event is ‘SUBURBIA’ an exhibition featuring Adam Mc Ewen, Bill Owens, Steven Shearer and Banks Violette, opening on March 3, 2005.