“Sound Digressions : Spectrum” is a limited edition clear vinyl album produced by Gallerie Mitterand for Tony Oursler‘s sound installation of the same name. featuring JG Thirlwell, Tony Conrad, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Lee Ranaldo, Stephen Vitiello and Zeena Parkins. The album is a limited edition.
For the Sound Digressions series, Oursler worked separately with the seven performers and combined these recordings in a perpetually phasing, playback system. The resulting installations have the effect of a living, ever changing composition for the viewer. These musical performances, shot in 2005, were originally conceived as raw material for the seven-part series, based loosely on the relationship between sound and the color spectrum. The previous installation, Sound Digressions in Seven Colors was shown at NYEHAUS New York in 2005.
We are excited to announce the release of JG Thirlwell‘s soundtrack to the Tony Oursler film, Imponderable. The film Imponderable is currently being exhibited as a “5-D” cinematic installation at the Museum of Modern Art (from Jun 18 2016 – April 16 2017). The 14 track soundtrack album is available now on CD and digitally. The CD is packaged in a deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering and a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena. You can hear previews from the album here.
Tony Oursler is a renowned multimedia and video artist whose art covers a range of mediums. He and Thirlwell have collaborated on several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006), and Oursler also produced acclaimed work for David Bowie, including videos and stage sets. Oursler’s works have been exhibited in many institutions including the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, MOCA Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum, Whitney Museum, Venice Bienale and elsewhere.
The album is available NOW exclusively from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art.
JG Thirlwell has created the original musical score for Tony Oursler’s feature-length film/installation Imponderable, which will be screened as an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from June 18 2016 until January 8 2017.
The original soundtrack album to Imponderable by JG Thirlwell will be released on Ectopic Ents in July 2016. It will be available from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art. It will be available on CD and digitally, and the CD will be packaged in deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering with a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena.
Tony Oursler’s Imponderable (2015–16) offers an alternative depiction of modernism that reveals the intersection of technological advancements and occult phenomena over the last two centuries. Presented in a “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects, Imponderable is an immersive feature-length film inspired by Oursler’s own archive of ephemera relating to stage magic, spirit photography, pseudoscience, telekinesis, and other manifestations of the paranormal.
Tony Oursler is a multimedia and installation artist whose art covers a range of mediums working with video, sculpture, installation, performance and painting. He and Thirlwell have collaborated n several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006).
JG Thirlwell is composing a new musical score to Tony Oursler‘s film project Imponderable, which opens at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France on July 6, 2015. Imponderable is a two part project composed of a book and film, based on Oursler’s personal archive of photographs, publications and unique objects, tracking a social, spiritual and intellectual history dating back to the early 18th century.
The 4D film Imponderable gives voice to the archive, focusing on a small group of important images involving a very personal family story with very public characters; it explores the contrasting and overlapping belief systems implicit within his grandfather’s engagement with the debunking of paranormal activity in the ’20s.
The book Imponderable spans 600 pages, with over 1200 full color images and 10 scholarly essays. The material covers a diverse range of topics including: spirit photography, stage magic, color theory, alchemy, satan worship, cults, hypnotism, pseudoscience, religion, angels, oracles, apparitions, electricity, auras, thought photography, UFOs, and much more.
The film will show as a site specific installation at LUMA until September 20.