Model Release

1992, 3:24 min, color, sound

Collaborating with writer Constance DeJong, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and performance artist Karen Finley, Oursler creates a psychedelic trilogy of works exploring the theme of the destruction of the human body through violent projection, psychological as well as electronic. These sequences, in which the talking head format is superimposed on abstracted background images, can be seen to presage the tone and manner of the artist's related installations.

Writes Oursler: "Model Release uses legal text to draw parallels between slavery, prostitution, spiritual possession and the practices of the media machine. The viewer is asked to fill-in-the-blanks of the contract and decide what part of their being they are willing to give up."

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1992, 11:44 min, color, sound

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1994, 5:58 min, color, sound