Cory Arcangel - a couple of thousand short films about Glenn Gould (2007)

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To produce 'a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould', Cory Arcangel has spliced together nearly 2000 clips of amateur musicians' performances taken from video sharing web sites such as YouTube. Each note of the score jumps between individual clips of different musicians, with each screen carrying a separate melody line. The final effect is an almost  hallucinatory montage - a flood of images which we are engulfed into. Arcangel allows anonymous guitarists, keyboard players, tuba players and other enthusiasts from around the world to unintentionally collaborate in recreating Bach's masterpiece.

- Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

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