Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular

Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular

By: Denis Gielen (editor), Tony Oursler (contributor), Billy Rubin (contributor), Laurent Busine (preface_author)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.

Description

American artist Tony Oursler (b. 1957) gathers inspiration from the way people's desires are extended through interaction with mass media, specifically cinema, television, and the internet, and creates fascinating video installations that combine words with projections of grotesque and sublime images. Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular compiles fifty transcripts of Oursler's videos, offering an entirely new way to apprehend the nuances of his work. The selection of pieces featured in this publication date from between 1977 and 2013, spanning nearly the entirety of Oursler's practice. Adding valuable context are scholarly essays explaining Oursler's creative process and full-color illustrations of his videos. Among other revelations, these transcripts show that Oursler is not merely a video artist, but a writer as well. The vernacular language that Oursler employs is written to be spoken by "electronic entities" and carries a sort of musical cadence that makes his text surprisingly lyrical. This comprehensive anthology uncovers the poetry in Oursler's work and captures the unique nature of his artistic voice.

About Author

Laurent Busine is director and Denis Gielen is assistant director, both at the Musee des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu, Belgium. Tony Oursler is a video artist.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300204483
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780300204483
  • weight: 1429
  • ISBN10: 0300204485

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close