Driving Down the Gutter Lane of Futility

This morning the NY Times article (I Sing the Gadget Electronic) about Cory Arcangel’s recent show at the Whitney Museum of American Art appeared as a refreshing dose of sarcastic cynicism.

In Arcangel’s show at the Whitney, aptly entitled Pro Tools, the ever mercurial artist has staged our technological fetish of competitive optimism by re-enacting, over and over and over, a computer bowling game that yields nothing more than an endless repetition of gutter balls.

As Arcangel blithely surmises, the game is over and you can’t win.