Tony Oursler

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TerrorVision:
Spine-Tingling Signals from the EAI Vault
Electronic Arts intermix (EAI) 535 W. 22nd St. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6:30 pm

EAI presented a seasonally themed free screening of macabre media digging through the tropes of horror cinema. Although narrative, genre, and lurid popular entertainment may seem an unlikely source of inspiration for artists' media, the grotesque—and specifically its situation within the televisual dimension—has crept into approaches as varied as the diary video, direct-camera performance, film/video hybrid, and datamosh.

By dissecting and reanimating the themes and situations of horror film and television, artists such as Peggy Ahwesh, Michael Smith, Cynthia Maughan, Cecilia Condit, Tony Oursler, and George Kuchar offer a subversive post-mortem on the syntax and politics of the genre while offering a glimpse of the unknown, mysterious, and shocking that lurk at the video signal's outer limits.
 
Warp Drives
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

EAI presented Warp Drives, a special summer screening of videos driven by science fiction's far-out forms of matter and energy. In videos that ranged from dark stories of doomsday and destruction to speculative meditations on technological evolution and alienation, artists Peggy Ahwesh, Joan Jonas, George Kuchar, Tony Oursler, and Ryan Trecartin confronted the viewer with visions of individuals disconnected from the present or inhabiting alien psychological states.
 
SOUND STAGE @ EAI
Video Screening

part of
CHELSEA SOUND
A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2 pm - 6pm

Sound Stage was a special Saturday afternoon screening program featuring artists' videos that are driven by music performance. Sound Stage was presented as part of Chelsea Sound: A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound, organized jointly by Printed Matter Inc., Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Electronic Arts Intermix and Family Business. Taking place in Chelsea's Gallery District on Saturday, October 27th, the collaboratively produced festival included a series of performances, sound installations, and video screenings throughout the day across four venues.

Featuring works from the last four decades by a diverse group of artists, Sound Stage presented a program of videos that foreground musical performance. The screening embraced artists' documentation of music performances, artists' performances that incorporate live music, and works created for the camera and screen in which musicians take center stage.
 
TONY OURSLER: Screening + Conversation
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 6:30 pm

Focused on Oursler's single-channel video works, the screening program followed his wildly inventive exploration of narrative, visuals and sound across four decades, from his rarely seen, earliest video pieces of the late 1970s to recent work created in collaboration with musicians such as Sonic Youth, David Bowie and Beck. Following the screening, Oursler appeared in conversation with EAI Executive Director Lori Zippay.
 
TALK SHOW
EAI OUTDOOR VIDEO SCREENING
on the ROOFTOP at X INITIATIVE
X Initiative (rooftop) 548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 9:00 pm

On the rooftop at X, EAI presented a program that focused on artists who use video to bring the interview into their art. Included in the program were Tony Oursler's interview with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon; a 1982 video "magazine edition" by MICA-TV and Richard Prince; Chris Burden's video confessional, Big Wrench; footage of art collective Ant Farm's 1976 appearances on Australian talk shows; and Russell Connor's fascinating, rare 1964 interview with Marcel Duchamp, in which the legendary Dadaist looks back on his life and the art of the 20th century.
 
PERFORMANCE ON DEMAND
EAI Viewing Room at EFA Gallery
EFA Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City

November 2 - November 17, 2007

During the PERFORMA07 performance biennial, EFA Gallery was transformed into a video lounge to host Electronic Arts Intermix's Viewing Room, a program that provides free public access to one of the foremost collections of video art in the world. Visitors to EFA Gallery were able to choose from a curated selection of major performance-based video works by over 30 artists from the EAI Collection. Viewers were able to watch these seminal performances and contemporary classics at their own pace in a comfortable viewing environment. During the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd, programs featuring selected works were installed throughout the gallery.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
The Open Air Cinema at Art Positions
Art Basel Miami Beach Collins Park at the Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 11:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2006, 11:00 pm

EAI's program of alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists traveled to Art Basel Miami Beach. Screened at Art Positions' Open Air Cinema, the program included videos by Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
on the river & under the stars
Pier 63 Maritime 23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York City

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 9:00 pm

This special open-air video screening on the Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime included alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists. The artists in the program included Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
EAI PRESENTS AT MONKEYTOWN
DECEMBER 2005: TONY OURSLER
Synesthesia: Interviews on Rock & Art
Monkeytown 58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Thursday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2005, 7:30 & 10 pm

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve extremely influential figures from the experimental rock and art underground of the late 1970's and 80's. A different selection of works from this groundbreaking interview series was presented every Thursday in December.
 
A CELEBRATION FOR BREAKING ROUTINES
Web Project Launch and New Video Works from EAI
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth fl., New York, NY

May 20, 2004, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

EAI presented a special event that celebrated new interactive media and video works: open source Web art, hacked video games, restaged and reworked films, girl-band music videos, and underground legends of the downtown music and art scenes. This event was also the official launch of Tux Dog, artist collective Paper Rad's new open source Web project, which is hosted by EAI. Cory Arcangel and members of Paper Rad were present to introduce and demonstrate this new project. In addition to the Web launch, EAI presented a program of new and newly released video projects by multimedia, multigenerational artists, including Cory Arcangel, Cheryl Donegan, Ken Jacobs, Kristin Lucas, Tony Oursler, Pipilotti Rist and Stan VanDerBeek
 
CORPORAL IDENTITY - BODY LANGUAGE:
THE MOVING IMAGE
Donnell Library Center 20 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

February 26, 2004, 6 - 8 pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Corporal Identity - Body Language at the Museum of Arts & Design, this public program featured works by fourteen artists who employ the moving image to explore physical and intellectual aspects of identity. Artists included Carolee Schneemann, Bruce Nauman, Kristin Lucas, Steina, Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin, Tony Oursler, Ursula Hodel, and Alix Pearlstein.
 
DAY-LONG SCREENING OF VIDEO WORKS
Dia:Chelsea bookshop 548 West 22nd Street, New York

January 11, 2004, 11 am - 6 pm

Dia and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented a day-long screening of video works from EAI's collection. The videos screened featured works by artists who participated in collaborative programming presented by Dia and EAI at Dia:Chelsea from the mid-1990s until 2004. Artists included Marina Abramovic , Joan Jonas , Gordon Matta-Clark , Kristin Lucas , Mike Kelley , and Dan Graham , among others. Admission was free.
 
DROP CEILINGS, ACID COLORED ANYTHING
Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, NY

May 9, 2003 9 pm

EAI presented a special program at Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo. Beyond the superficial connections of these videos - all made by men, all dating from the late 70s to early 80s - there is a provocative commonality in their expressionist use of video to portray an anti-hero (in most cases the artist himself), suffering an amplified cultural milieu. The program included works by Tony Oursler, Klaus vom Bruch, Ante Bozanich, Tony Labat, and Michael Smith.
 
FIRST DECADE: VIDEO FROM THE EAI ARCHIVES
Museum of Modern Art New York City

February 26 - April 30, 2002

As the keystone of EAI's 30th anniversary events, Museum of Modern Art presented First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, a major retrospective that looked at the early days of video through EAI's historical collection. Featuring 60 works, the twelve-part program explored themes and issues ranging from performance and the body; narrative; cultural essays; activism, and poetics.
 
MEDIATED PRESENCE: THREE DECADES OF VIDEO FROM EAI
The Rooftop Urban Park Project Video Salon Dia Center for the Arts

October 16, 1997 - February 1, 1998

Mediated Presence: Three Decades of Artists' Video from Electronic Arts Intermix is a three-part survey, spanning the years 1967 to 1997, that explores the rich and diverse modes by which artists use video to investigate self. Tracing how artists have articulated a mediated relationship with the viewer and technology, this program re-visits notions of performance and gesture within the framework of three decades of artists' video, and provides a historical context for recent works.