02. Artists

Tony Oursler

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b. 1957 in New York (USA), where he lives and works

Tony Oursler presents his videos in installations he calls “devices”, within which the projected image is deliberately cut free of its frame. Sculptures, screens and soundtracks combine in skilfully shaped immersive dramas that speak of our world in all its burlesque and tragedy.

Oursler’s work has been given retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev), the Kunsthaus Bregenz, and the Whitney Museum (New York). It was also included in Documenta VIII and IX (Kassel).

With the support of the Lisson Gallery, London. 


Works


La vie moderne

“Weak-classifers”, Création Biennale 2015

Tony Oursler presents his videos in installations he calls “devices”, within which the projected image is deliberately cut free of its frame. Tony Oursler’s installation for the Biennale, in the central silo of the Sucrière, investigates the question of identity – massive indexing is becoming the norm on a global scale thanks to facial recognition technology. The coercive effects of this technology, which is used in video surveillance, biometrics, and robotics, as well as for the classification of images and videos on the Internet, have not yet been totally understood. Tony Oursler references them in a vast installation that spotlights the impact of digital technology on everyday life.

Courtesy Lisson Gallery, New York

Venues : La Sucrière

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Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière