Tony Oursler / Underwater Head / 1997Tony Oursler
Underwater Head

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Creator Name: Oursler, Tony
Creator Role: Reproduction Agreement Signer
Creator Dates/Places: 1957-
Creator Name-CRT: Tony Oursler
Title: Underwater Head
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Edition: 3
Creation Start Date: 1997
Creation End Date: 1997
Creation Date: 1997
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Glass jar, glazed ceramic, water, laserdisc, laserdisc player and video projector
Parts and Pieces: 97.85a,Glass jar,Glass jar; 97.85b,Glass jar lid,Glass jar lid; 97.85c,Ceramic head,Ceramic head; 97.85d,Laserdisc,Laserdisc; 97.85e,Laserdisc player,Laserdisc player; 97.85f,Citizen LCD Video projector,Citizen LCD Video projector
Dimensions: Dimensions variable97.85a 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.97.85b 2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.97.85c 2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.97.85d in.97.85e in.97.85f in.
Description: 1997 American Art Award presented to Douglas Warner III
Orientation/Arrangement: Use distilled water in jar. The key to this installation is tomake certain the "head" image covers the entire stone. Eyeball the level of the projector(there is no correct distance) until it looks "right." The distance of the front lens isapproximately 5 1/2" from the jar. Pedestal (not part of the piece) should be 43 x 20 x 28inches. The narrow side of the pedestal has to have a shelf to store the laserdisc player anda door (the full width) to hide the equipment. Also note that the pedestal must have airholes.
AMICA Contributor: Whitney Museum of American Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 97.85a-f
Credit Line: Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Cartier, Inc.
Provenance: Artist's collection
Context - Person: Cartier, Inc.
Context - Person: Oursler Tony
Context - Date: 1997 - 1997
Exhibition History: David Ross' Office
Exhibition History: "Alternating Currents: American Art in the Age of Technology" San Jose 3 (1965-1995)
Exhibition History: Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form
Related Work Description: Belongs to series Underwater Head
AMICA ID: WMAA.97.85a-f
Component Measured: object
Measurement Dimension: height
Measurement Value: 0.00
Measurement Unit: cm
Measurement Dimension: width
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright Whitney Museum of American Art

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