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Artist Tony Oursler to discuss his work, Feb. 22

Contemporary artist Tony Oursler will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Oursler, who lives in New York, has worked in video, sculpture, installation, performance and painting. He explores the influences of television, particularly MTV, in whose broadcasts special effects play a considerable role -- and to which special effects artists of his generation have contributed much.

Oursler considers his work to be more traditional than the work of other media artists: He most often creates sculptures -- though highly unconventional ones. His mixed media installations have included theatrical objects, such as puppets and dolls, that are layered with video projections and spoken text. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Oursler's talk is part of the /@rts (pronounced "slash arts") lecture series, which explores interrelations of new media, technology and traditional forms and practices of arts and humanities. It is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Office of Information Technology, the Council for the Humanities, the Program in Visual Arts, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Music and the Unversity Art Museum.

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