Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler Friday, November 13 Swiss Institute
Tony Oursler in conversation with Noam Elcott and Stephanie O’Rourke to celebrate the launch of Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler
Swiss Institute and ARTBOOK invite you to join us for the launch of Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler. Since the late 1990s, artist Tony Oursler has amassed a vast personal archive of objects and ephemera relating to magic, the paranormal, film, television, phantasmagoria, pseudoscience and technology. For Oursler, the archive functions as an open visual resource, historical inquiry and–most intriguingly–a family history. This publication features up to 1,500 objects from Oursler’s collection, including photographs, prints, historic manuscripts, rare books, letters and objects. Additional topics include stage magic, thought photography, demonology, cryptozoology, optics, mesmerism, automatic writing, hypnotism, fairies, cults, the occult, color theory and UFOs.