Next month Arcangel will unveil his own show at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Entitled “Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools,” the exhibition will include projections of bowling video games in chronological order from the 1970s to the aughts; in effect, the entire evolution of gaming can be witnessed, and Arcangel has hacked the code so they only throw gutter balls. Another game piece invites viewers to swing a club for a virtual modified golf game—golf being an artificial reality created to mimic nature to begin with. Arcangel also plans on devoting room to his Photoshop gradient paintings. Arcangel recently sat down with his friend, painter Mary Heilmann, at her downtown Manhattan studio to discuss how a kid who didn’t play many games on the computer became the man who turned software tricks into an art.
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