Tony OurslerAmerican (New York City, New York, 1957)
F/X Plotter #2
Through a variety of projection devices, Tony Oursler lifts the electronic image from the video screen and onto the surfaces of free-standing objects.
Here he projects a talking face onto a blank headlike form, which hovers eerily above an elongated "body" of black cloth. In the spoken word soundtrack accompanying the video projection, the character of a special effects technician recalls especially violent scenes produced for entertainment media and expresses as personal experience the shock he suffers in recollection.