2000, 4:22 min, color, sound

Empty, a collaboration between Oursler and David Bowie, was originally shown as part of a multimedia installation. The piece features Bowie voicing text written by Oursler, whose longtime exploration of language and sound has led from stream-of-consciousness narratives to collaborations with musicians and sound artists. Bowie's brightly colored, disembodied head is set against a stark, black ground; the vivid, theatrical visuals recall Oursler's video sculptures, which often feature expressive faces projected onto dolls or found objects.