Friday, August 15, 2014

Tony Oursler

Tony is a new media artist that combines sculpture, projection, and dialogue to create eerie one of a king pieces of art. This work brings the viewer into a new world and then spits them back out to figure out what exactly just occurred. The process starts with construction of an object that will hold the projection in place. Next he hires or acquires actors to wear makeup and verbalize the script he puts together for the character. The most impressive aspect of these pieces to me is the fact that they can be appreciated or hated by almost any viewer. This generation is consumed by media of all types so seeing these projections will at first seem familiar but after closer inspection you will see that he is doing something all of it's own. I am experimenting with projection art in my own journey of art discovery and have found his work to be of great resource and comfort. 

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