Cory Arcangel and his Super Mario Movie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010

In honor of our Cory Arcangel feature in the January 2011 issue of Juxtapoz (now available here), we look back at Arcangel's first installation piece that put him on our map. In 2005, he created the Super Mario Movie, a 15-minute installation short, a reorganization of an old Nintendo cartridge of Super Mario Brothers.

As it is described:

Arcangel has worked in collaboration with the Paper Rad Art Collective to make Super Mario Movie, a 15 minute video made by replacing the Super Mario Bros. game code with a movie program written by Arcangel. All the graphics were left intact and were used by the movie engine, which tells the story of the game world becoming corrupted and Mario questioning his own existence.


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