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Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve -  #tbt to Tony Oursler’s The Influence Machine from 2000. 

Tony Oursler’s The Influence Machine, installed at Madison Square Park, captures voices and images of ghosts, both contemporary and historical, creating a séance experience that recalls 19th-century sound and light projections. Oursler (b.1957, New York City, NY) experiments with video, smoke machines, a variety of soundtracks, and several sculptural elements to explore the historical and current impact technologies have on our daily lives. - Read on at PublicArtfund.org 

Now on view: Tony Oursler’s Imponderable, a supernatural “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects (scents, vibrations, etc.). 


[Tony Oursler. Still from Imponderable. 2015–16. 5-D multimedia installation (color, sound). 90 min. © 2016 Tony Oursler. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired in part through the generosity of Jill and Peter Kraus]

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The FIAC Art Fair is open in Paris’s Grand Palais through Sunday, October 26th.

Our presentation in Booth C51 features work by Kader AttiaBilly ChildishRoberto CuoghiTracey EminTeresita FernándezLee BulLiu WeiAngel OteroTony OurslerAlex PragerRobin RhodeDo Ho Suh, and Mickalene Thomas

Photo credit: Robert Glowacki

Tony Oursler’s Grand Illusions, Science Left at the Door

Experience the “mystic flames, smoke & ectoplasmic phenomena” (The New York Times) of Tony Oursler: Imponderable. Presented in a “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects (scents, vibrations, etc.), Imponderable is an immersive feature-length film inspired by Oursler’s own archive of ephemera relating to stage magic, spirit photography, pseudoscience, telekinesis, and other manifestations of the paranormal.

[Tony Oursler. Imponderable. 2015-16. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Tony Oursler. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

(via Tony Oursler’s Grand Illusions, Science Left at the Door)