About the artist

    1957: Born in New York

    Tony Oursler is a multimedia and installation artist.

    Oursler is known for his fractured-narrative handmade video tapes including The Loner, 1980 and EVOL 1984. These works involve elaborate sound tracks, painted sets, stop-action animation and optical special effects created by the artist. The early videotapes have been exhibited extensively in alternative spaces and museums, they are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. His early installation works are immersive dark-room environments with video, sound, and language mixed with colorful constructed sculptural elements.

    In these projects, Oursler experimented with methods of removing the moving image from the video monitor using reflections in water, mirrors, glass and other devices. For example, "L-7, L-5", exhibited at the Kitchen NYC 1983, used the translucent quality of video reflected on broken glass.

    Oursler is also a part of the musical and performance group, "Poetics", with fellow California Institute of the Arts students Mike Kelley and John Miller.

    Oursler created the background videos that played at David Bowie's 50th birthday party concert in 1997, as well as the video to accompany Bowie's single "Where Are We Now?", released in January 2013.


    Source: Tony Oursler Wikipedia

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