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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Arcangel Surfware @ NYABF / Ps1

The New York Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, 2-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Arcangel Surfware: Booth C19, Ground floor
September 17-20, 2015

​Awwwwww yah! I am really really happy to say that Arcangel Surfware will have a booth / exhibition at the 2015 Printed Matter Art Book Fair! ~~~~~

Some background: so ... as you prolly know / guessed, for the last 15 years, I have made a ton of software based artwork. That is, artwork which is the result of software being run. But, after 15 years of HD’s, poor version control, lost computers, etc, etc, I had a mess on my hands. So, a few years ago, I started – with the generous support of the Creative Capital Foundation – the long, difficult, and annoying process of sifting though all my hard drives and figuring out just what I had been up to since 2000. One (un-intended) result of that was actually this website, and the other (very much intended) was a series of zines I have started publishing (under the umbrella of Arcangel Surfware) called “The Source”.

“The Source” is a series of archival IRL magazines published in issues. Each issue is dedicated to a different software project of mine, and contains: a re-printing of that software’s source code, as well as fairly detailed (though admit-ably sometimes abstract) footnotes about the project’s history. Currently there are 8 issues, but eventually, every single software work of mine will be mirrored by a magazine. To me, these magazines represent the “master” copy of these projects. They are backwards complete as well, you could type them in your machine, and get my original work. LOL.

And , even more to the point, this weekend at the Printed Matter Art Book fair, Arcangel Surfware will be selling the first 8 issues (issues 6,7 & 8 are new!). Also, I will be showing some of the actual works ref’d in the zines, ... I Shot Andy Warhol, Hello World Woreforms, etc, etc. In other words BIG STUFF!

And, last but def not least, you can read about the source - as a concept, in an insanely coherent & beautiful essay by Dragan Espenschied formatted as a rich text format doc here.

DEF C U THERE. But if you are not in NYC no worries, I got you. You can buy the zines here, or download them as PDF’s here.

Sorry for all the TXT :/

Posted on: September 2, 2015


​Designed some merch for my friends Wet. Story here. Buy here. wink

Posted on: May 26, 2015

AUDMCRS, PSK & SUBG @ Ropac, Pantin

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris-Pantin
69 avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500 Pantin
Opening June 7, noon-6. Cory Arcangel & Ensemble Intercontemporain
June 7, noon.

Doing a show in Paris (ps - my last show for a while) Note, and this is a BIGGIE, ... at the opening of the upcoming show, I will doing a collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain! Yah! They will be premiering some new compositions of mine, as well, as playing works by Debussy, Webern, etc, etc. In fact, this will be the WORLD PREMIERE of a historically informed DJ set of the AUDMCRS record collection. Some deetz below. #DontSleep #DontSleep #DontSleep

In the context of the exhibition “AUDMCRS - PSK - SUBG” by Cory Arcangel, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac invites to a concert on Sunday, 7 June at 12pm in the Paris Pantin gallery. This is a unique collaboration between Cory Arcangel and the world-famous Ensemble Intercontemporain founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez, which is devoted entirely to contemporary chamber music.

The programme will include pieces composed by Cory Arcangel especially for the occasion, as well as works by Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Daniel Glatzel/Johannes Schleiermacher and Anton Webern.

Update: I’ve uploaded the program notes for Sunday’s performance. See below. wink

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Dances For The Electric Piano (Munich)

Dances For The Electric Piano (Munich premiere)

Soloist: Hampus Lindwall
April 24 AT 7.30PM
Hochschule für Fernsehen und film, Munich


Posted on: April 20, 2015

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ps - If u didnt see the Iceland or Denmark shows, this is a chill chance to see those vibes!

Posted on: February 7, 2015



Selected by Cory Arcangel (me!) and Hanne Mugaas (Director, Kunsthall Stavanger)
13 February – 15 March 2015

Preview: Thursday 12 February 2015, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm

Jemima Brown
Blue Curry
Gaia Fugazza
Luey Graves
Evan Ifekoya
Nnena Kalu
Nigel Kingsbury
Rafaela Lopez
Christian Ovonlen
Hayley Silverman
Claudia Williams
Zadie Xa

Studio Voltaire’s first open submission exhibition was held in 2004, since then we have hosted seven open exhibitions with a changing panel, made up of artists, writers and curators. Studio Voltaire Open 2015 will be a more focused group exhibition than in previous years. This exhibition brings together twelve artists chosen from an open submission process. Selectors were attracted to those with a strong identity, unique voice and often-idiosyncratic methods. The Studio Voltaire Open is testament to our commitment to foster new talent, support diversity and give opportunity to emerging practices.

Previous selectors have included Enrico David, Linder, Mike Nelson, Rebecca Warren, Stuart Comer (MoMA), Jenni Lomax (Camden Arts Centre) and Catherine Wood (Tate). Selected artists have included Sara Barker, Pablo Bronstein, Laura Aldridge, Jimmy Merris and Anthea Hamilton.

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Don’t Talk To Strangers

​In a super chill show, ... actually its in someone’s APT. Stuff by myself and Arcangel Surfware. More info:

Don’t Talk to Strangers Opening: Thursday, Feb 5th, 7pm Réunion, Müllerstrasse 57, Zurich Artists present art works in strangers’ homes in Zurich. In each household, an installation area will be designated, while existing items (furniture, books, and personal objects) will be reinstalled in the art space. With the artworks thus displaced, visitors must directly contact the private hosts, whose phone numbers are available alongside their displayed belongings at Réunion. Artists: Alejandro Cesarco / Alois Godinat / Cory Arcangel / Federico Herrero / Karin Lehmann / Peles Empire / Richard Long / San Keller / Selina Grüter + Michèle Graf / Slavs and Tatars More Information | Facebook Event

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Bronzer Flash!

I uploaded a lil something from the archives. Bronzer Flash! is a field recording I made in 2009 of the last half hour of the great late aughts NY/NJ trance radio station Pulse 87. If u have a half hour to spare listen to the whole thing from start to finish. I eventually made an ULTRA rare CD of it in 2010 - which I mostly gave to friends. But, here it is on soundcloud, so anyway, enjoy! ps - Ive been spending all my time on soundcloud lately listening to other ppls stuff, so thought I could put some things up there for others doing the same.

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Dances For The Electric Piano (Iceland & Vienna)

​The Dances For The Electric Piano concert tour (soon coming to an end) will be rumbling on to 2 (YES!) locations in the next few months. Check them. C u there.

Dances For The Electric Piano
museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 19:00
Soloist: Hampus Lindwall

Dances For The Electric Piano
(part of the All The Small Things exhibition running concurrently)
Reykjvik Art Museum, Iceland
Thursday, February 03, 2015, Time: TBD
Soloist: Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir

ps - Also dont forget to pick of a fresh copy of the vinyl version of the project over at the Arcangel Surfware webshop.