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


Tony Oursler (B. 1957)
cloth dolls, wood stands, video projector, VCR and videotape
each doll: 77 1/8 x 31 7/8 x 18 7/8in. (196 x 81 x 48cm.)
installation dimensions variable
Executed in 1995
Metro Pictures, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1995.
Tony Oursler, exh. cat., Mondadori Electa Spa, Milan, 2002 (illustrated, p. 135).
Rome, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Tony Oursler, 2003.
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Please note the media for this work is built into the projector and is playing off a Micro SD card.

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Lot Essay

Autochthonous by Tony Oursler is part of a series of video installations featuring two human-scale dolls. In this work from 1995, the male figure is playing the subconscious of a woman who responds aggressively to his whispers, playing on the idea of subjectivity and the complexity of psychological disorders.

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