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Imponderable : the archives of Tony Oursler

Author: Tony Oursler; Anne Wehr; Les Forges (Arles, France); Fondation LUMA.
Publisher: Zurich : LUMA Foundation : Distributed by JRP/Ringier, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oracle, apparitions, angels, religion, sympathetic magic, Spencer Collection, shrunken heads, witches, voodoo, hoodoo, tarot, palm reading, fortune tellers, rituals, druids, Aleister Crowley, Charles Manson, snake cults, cults, Lily Dale, Oneida Perfectionists, Satan worship, demonology, poltergeists, extrasensory perception, pseudoscience, alchemy, flat earth theory, science, Wilhelm Reich, effigies, automatons,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Tony Oursler; Tony Oursler; Tony Oursler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Oursler; Anne Wehr; Les Forges (Arles, France); Fondation LUMA.
ISBN: 3037644265 9783037644263
OCLC Number: 910702857
Language Note: Catalog in English with translations in French.
Notes: Produced in conjunction with the exhibition on view at Les Forges, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France, July 6-September 20, 2015.
Description: 655 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Life in the archives / Maja Hoffmann, Tom Eccles, Beatrix Ruf --
The archives : a photographic record / sequenced by Tony Oursler --
Secrets of debunking / Peter Lamont --
Science? Machines? Magic? Art? (Pondering Tony Oursler's Imponderable archive) / Tom Gunning --
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better / Christopher Turner --
Invisibilities : Mesmer in the archives / Stephanie O'Rourke --
Tony Oursler's phantasmagorias / Noam Elcott --
Flickering illusions : witchcraft behind the camera / Jim Steinmeyer --
Of linking rings and magic lanterns : Tony Oursler's family gothic / Fred Nadis --
Sui generis : Margery the medium / a conversation between Anna Thurlow and Tony Oursler --
Power from elsewhere : charismatic authority and the American female medium / Karen Beckman --
The authorless medium? / Jordan Bear --
Psychogeography : from spirits to thought photography / Pascal Rousseau --
Nose-to-nose with a mutant : UFO photography / Branden W. Joseph --
The Spencer Collection : the historical archive at the heart of the Oursler Archives / H. Darrel Rutkin.
Responsibility: [editor, Anne Wehr].

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"Oracle, apparitions, angels, religion, sympathetic magic, Spencer Collection, shrunken heads, witches, voodoo, hoodoo, tarot, palm reading, fortune tellers, rituals, druids, Aleister Crowley, Charles Manson, snake cults, cults, Lily Dale, Oneida Perfectionists, Satan worship, demonology, poltergeists, extrasensory perception, pseudoscience, alchemy, flat earth theory, science, Wilhelm Reich, effigies, automatons, electricity, influence machines, Giovanni Aldini, Robert Cornish, magnets, mesmerism, hypnotism, psychology, Rorschach test, phrenology, pareidolia, spiders on drugs, drugs, puppets, Halloween, theater, optics, magic lanterns, Isaac Newton, infrered photography, Robert W. Wood, color theory, ultraviolet light, rocks, hallucinations, ghosts, Pepper's ghost, crypts, Cabaret du Néant, phantasmagoria, skeletons, Georges Méliès, cinema, movie theaters, horror movies, Federico Fellini, ghost show, magic tricks, Fakir magic, levitation, magicians, Harry Houdini, debunking, Harry Price, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fulton Oursler, Samri Frikell, Cottingley fairies, Margery Crandon, automatic writing, Falconer brothers, Crewe circle, ouija boards, alien writing, psychics, mediums, Goligher circle, Eusapia Palladino, Camille Flammarion, Marie Curie, radioactivity, x-rays, seances, Fiat Lux, spirit horns, ectoplasm, Eva C., Katie King, William Crookes, Robert Hare, television, spirit photography, William Mumler, Camp Chesterfield, Andrew Jackson Davis, Fox sisters, telegraph, Oliver Lodge, Thomas Edison, Scopes trial, evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace, Piltdown Man, cryptozoology, nudists, politics, Weather Underground, spirit art, Madge Gill, Odic force, crystals, Charles Littlefield, Kirlian photography, David Bowie, Hippolyte Baraduc, fluidic photography, Louis Darget, thought photography, aliens, UFOs, astrology, Halley's comet, moon"--Cover.

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