Tony Oursler (B. 1957)
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Tony Oursler (B. 1957)

Animal (with Tracy Leipold)

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Tony Oursler (B. 1957)
Animal (with Tracy Leipold)
cloth doll, wood stand, video projector, VCR, videotape and stone base
height: 21 ½in. (54.5cm.)
Executed in 1994
Provenance
Bernier/Eliades, Athens.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1994.
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Lot Essay

Tony Oursler is known for his video projections onto puppet figures, of which Animal (with Tracy Leipold) is a characteristic example. On the one hand, these works look backwards to the pre-filmic history of performative uses of immersive projected light shows, such as the camera obscura and magic lantern. While on the other, they address the contemporary digital age by which the subject’s identity is generated through technological means.
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