The many faces of Tony Oursler. When the Christchurch Art…

written by Niche.LA Video Art July 14, 2015


The many faces of Tony Oursler. When the Christchurch Art Gallery launched its 10th anniversary programme, Populate!, in May 2013, quake-dazed Christchurch was alternately surprised, disturbed and delighted by an invasion of strange faces, from Ronnie van Hout’s apocalyptic Coming’ Down to Peter Stichbury’s paranoia-inducing NDE. By far the weirdest however, were the anarchic, morphing visages summoned up by United States artist Tony Oursler, which head-banged, writhed and twitched their way into the hearts of many of our visitors.

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