TONY OURSLER for More Art
Lamp, designed 2009
stainless steel, laser prints on Plexiglas, laser-printed acetate, electrical components
9 x 7 x 7 inches
edition of 50 (individually signed and numbered
Tony Oursler's Lamp focuses on the ideal fantasy world of teenagers today by examining the effects of overloading young people with visual stimuli. Lamp is based on the Chinese lantern concept and consists of an inner acetate cylinder that is printed with images from found footage of online gaming sites and Youtube. As the cylinder is propelled by the heat of the lamp, it rotates and casts these images over the faces of singing New York teenagers printed on the lamps four outer Plexiglas panels. The constant movement of the lamp coupled with the powerful content is a visual manifestation of how a teenager's search for creative stimuli generates an almost constant appetite for more.
Lamp is produced in collaboration with More Art and manufactured by Mark Figueredo Custom Lighting. Light bulb included.
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