Paper Rad and Friends
Co-organized with Sarah Cooper and Sonya Shrier, produced by PopRally, Tuesday, July 24, 2007
In conjunction with MoMA's Automatic Update exhibition, PopRally presents an evening of live performances, art, and music with Paper Rad, featuring Cory Arcangel and special guests.
Influenced by 1980s mass media and pop iconography—from Garfield to Gumby to Trolls—Paper Rad (Jessica Ciocci, Jacob Ciocci, and Ben Jones) playfully combines found footage from TV and the Internet with original animations to create utopian, rainbow-filled environments that elicit nostalgia for the throwaway technology and images that have permeated the last two decades. This event will feature performances by Ben Jones, Cory Arcangel, Slow Jams Band, and DJ Jazzy Jexxx. The artists create a psychedelic landscape where viewers can, at their whim, tune in, tune out, revel, and reflect on the ways in which the "new-media era" of the recent past has changed the way we comprehend art, music, and culture.