(born 1957 Manhattan, New York, USA)
A pioneer of video art in new media since the 1970s, Tony Oursler is known for innovative works that integrate moving image, sculpture and performance. Experimenting with diverse methods for extending video beyond the flat surface of the screen, he is perhaps best-known for his three-dimensional, immersive environments. Oursler’s works often distorts or fragments the human face, by projecting it onto objects and embedding it within sculptures. Reflecting an enduring fascination with technology and its effect on humanity, the artist’s hybrid forms always seem to speak, or shout to themselves, perhaps reflecting what it feels like to make yourself heard in (cyber) space.
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