A doll-like figure as a projection screen; a seemingly animated, distressing character.


Tony Oursler



The mimetic installation of 1996, including a doll animated by the projection and obsessive, unsettling sounds, draws on the tradition of illusion, phantasmagoria and, in this context, history of television. The piece plays with the audience’s emotions, touching childhood experiences and the subconscious. Simulating an animate, distorted figure, it is an early experiment of the artist who now works with immersive environments and continues to ponder fiction, unnaturalness, sensory knowledge and appearances of reality.