Tony Oursler – Lisson Gallery

Tony Oursler - Liquid

Tony Oursler has conceived some marvelous new video installations for his upcoming show at Lisson Gallery. Throughout the 1990’s it was popular to work with video projected over forms. The vast majority of these experiments were clear failures with one obvious exception being Tony Oursler. This exhibit focuses on the obsessive need and irrational desires of the human condition. “Liquid” (above) is a video loop of a woman attempting to take in an impossible amount of fluid. The loop is played in reverse objectifying the action into the form of a fountain.

Tony Oursler - Cherry Nokia
In “Cherry Nokia”, a cellphone is projected onto a large resin sculpture of the same. A finger repeatedly dials up homemade, found soft core images.

Tony Oursler - Winston Camel Salem Marlboro
“Winston, Camel, Salem, Marlboro” presents slowly burning cigarettes projected onto large resin cylinders. The soundtrack is a smoker inhaling and exhaling.

The show is taking over both gallery spaces at Lisson. These new works will be exhibited alongside earlier pieces giving the whole a feeling of retrospect.

Tony Oursler
3 September – 3 October 2008
Lisson Gallery

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One Response to Tony Oursler – Lisson Gallery

  1. doghed says:

    makes me want to light up: one kool super-long.

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