Tony Oursler – The Influence Machine

Tony Oursler – The Influence Machine


Wednesday 23 November – Friday 25 November

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Experienced for the first time in Scotland, ‘The Influence Machine’ is an internationally acclaimed immersive outdoor sculptural experience by artist Tony Oursler, part of the Artangel Collection. Described as a ‘holographic model of human desire and dread’, The ‘Influence Machine’ captures the haunting atmosphere of Victorian magic lantern light shows, camera obscura and parlour tricks, while embracing the fully networked, digitally assisted future of image and identity production. A graduate of Cal Arts in LA and a pioneer of video art in early 1980s New York, Oursler specialises in hallucinogenic and radical experimentation, employing projection, animation, montage and live action. Oursler draws on a wide research base including art history, parapsychology, scenography, anthropology, mimetic technology, phenomenology and neuroscience.

Free admission | Booking required

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Led by: Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
In partnership with: The Artangel Collection | Esmée Fairbairn Foundation | The Foyle Foundation, and Arts Council England.