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Super Mario Clouds


Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds, 2002 (installation view, Synthetic, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2009). Modified Super Mario game cartridge; Nintendo System. Edition no. 2/5. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee  2005.10
© Cory Arcangel. Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York
For this installation, Cory Arcangel hacked into an old Super Mario Brothers video game and altered it by removing the characters, the scenery, and the sound, so there is nothing left except the sky and the clouds that scroll across it.
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Cory Arcangel talks about video games, computers, and his work, Super Mario Clouds.