Game Art
- Cory Arcangel

 

Cory Arcangel: Super Mario Clouds. 2002

Fig.: Screenshot of a modified console game by Cory Arcangel. 2002.

Fig.: Animation from Super Mario Clouds.

For his Super Mario Clouds piece in 2002, he took the original NES cartridge and deleted all the code apart from that required to paint clouds.

The piece works as a reference to the game almost everybody from Cory's generation knows and has played. It however also refers to strategies in painting of "Übermalung" or destructive erasement of content.

Fig.: Screenshot from the original game by Nintendo