Tony Oursler’s ‘Tear of the Cloud’ Public Projections

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Tony Oursler‘s recent projection project brought ghostly scenes to New York’s Riverside Park South. Oursler, a pioneer in video art since the 1980s, worked with the Public Art Fund to executive the massive multimedia affair. Work was projected onto the West 69th Street Transfer Bridge gantry, the Hudson River, and the surrounding area.

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💧💭 ‼️🍎 TONIGHT ‼️ #tearofthecloud 7pm -10pm 69th st @ #hudsonriver 10-31 October Tuesday through Sunday, otherwise tears or shine. # #videogamememes #hacked #hudsonriverschool #neuralnetwork #franzmesmer + – #pearlwhite #joinordie #politicalcartoon #opioidaddiction #newredorder #sybilscave #pizzagate #maryrodgers #poe #bots #ai #kimgordon #mvcarbon #newyorkcity #sealofthecityofnewyork #Oneida #freelove #silverware #animaltraps #Utopiancommunity #deepblue #ai #poe #transistor #hudsonriver @ #publicartfund. T❤️NY OURSLER: TEAR OF THE CLOUD CREDITS PERFORMERS Liam Benzvi, MV Carbon, Enver Chakartash, Jack Colton, Spencer Davis, Constance Dejong, Kathleen Dycaico, Henri Falconi, Jim Fletcher, Jason Scott Henderson, Sakshi Jain, Sarah Kinlaw, Idrissa Kone, Jinnie Lee, Delano Montgomery, Brandon Olson, John Peery, Corey Riddell, Julia Sinski, Cotton Stanford, Holly Stanton, Kate Valk, Flora Wildes. The Manhattan Project Chorus: Destiny Brundidge, Hope Christerson, Samantha Cornwell, Kellian Delice, Alexandra Drewchin, Kathleen Dycaico, Christine Guzmán, Caleb Kruzel, Aaron Ricks, Trevor Salter, Reggie Smith, Cotton Stanford New Red Order: Samuli Haavisto, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys MUSIC Kim Gordon ( Recorded and mixed by Mario Caldato ) MV Carbon, Jack Colton, Eartheater (Alexandra Drewchin), Idrissa Kone, Corey Riddell, Tony Oursler COSTUMES Enver Chakartash PROPS Enver Chakartash, Corey Riddell ANIMATION Yuri Byun, Sakshi Jain, Santiago Messier ASSISTANT EDITOR Jack Colton FACIAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMMING James Dreiss DNA VIDEO ENCODING Seth Shipman 3D SCANNING Cubo Designs: Victor De Los Angeles, Julie Kim DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY Aaron Fedor SPECIAL THANKS ❤️ Jill & Peter Kraus, Mike Brophy & The Haverstraw Brick Museum, Molly Jessup, Abigail Lawton & The Oneida Community Mansion House, Ed Eckert & Nokia Bell Labs, Devin Lander, and WorldStage.

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“The wide-ranging artwork [explored] the transitory space between the river and the city using spectral projected superimpositions focusing on the cultural, social, ecological, and technological data of the region, inviting the audience to draw connections across time and space, and encouraging multiple readings of our current landscape and relationship to it,” a statement says. “The composition of Tear of the Cloud is a ‘visual palimpsest, depicting the layering of information associated with unforeseen legacies of the waterway,’ says artist Tony Oursler. Technological developments in the region provided significant source material for the artist.”

See more scenes from the project below.

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💧💭 ‼️TONIGHT‼️ FINAL NIGHT ‼️ #tearofthecloud 7pm -10pm 69th st @ #hudsonriver 31 October. 🍎 NYC 🍎#crisp-r #dna #themuse #videogameaddict #poe #maryrodgers #ai #deepblue #sealofthecityofnewyork #ripalanvega #kimgordon #mvcarbon T❤️NY OURSLER: TEAR OF THE CLOUD CREDITS PERFORMERS Liam Benzvi, MV Carbon, Enver Chakartash, Jack Colton, Spencer Davis, Constance Dejong, Kathleen Dycaico, Henri Falconi, Jim Fletcher, Jason Scott Henderson, Sakshi Jain, Sarah Kinlaw, Idrissa Kone, Jinnie Lee, Delano Montgomery, Brandon Olson, John Peery, Corey Riddell, Julia Sinski, Cotton Stanford, Holly Stanton, Kate Valk, Flora Wildes. The Manhattan Project Chorus: Destiny Brundidge, Hope Christerson, Samantha Cornwell, Kellian Delice, Alexandra Drewchin, Kathleen Dycaico, Christine Guzmán, Caleb Kruzel, Aaron Ricks, Trevor Salter, Reggie Smith, Cotton Stanford New Red Order: Samuli Haavisto, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys MUSIC Kim Gordon ( Recorded and mixed by Mario Caldato ) MV Carbon, Jack Colton, Eartheater (Alexandra Drewchin), Idrissa Kone, Corey Riddell, Tony Oursler COSTUMES Enver Chakartash PROPS Enver Chakartash, Corey Riddell ANIMATION Yuri Byun, Sakshi Jain, Santiago Messier ASSISTANT EDITOR Jack Colton FACIAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMMING James Dreiss DNA VIDEO ENCODING Seth Shipman 3D SCANNING Cubo Designs: Victor De Los Angeles, Julie Kim DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY Aaron Fedor SPECIAL THANKS ❤️ Jill & Peter Kraus, Mike Brophy & The Haverstraw Brick Museum, Molly Jessup, Abigail Lawton & The Oneida Community Mansion House, Ed Eckert & Nokia Bell Labs, Devin Lander, and WorldStage. Thank you #publicartfund

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💧💭 ‼️TONIGHT‼️ #tearofthecloud 7pm -10pm 69th st @ #hudsonriver 10-31 October Tuesday through Sunday, tears or shine. 🍎 #westpoint 🍎#crisp-r #dna #themuse #videogameaddict #poe #maryrodgers #ai #deepblue #sealofthecityofnewyork #ripalanvega #kimgordon #mvcarbon T❤️NY OURSLER: TEAR OF THE CLOUD CREDITS PERFORMERS Liam Benzvi, MV Carbon, Enver Chakartash, Jack Colton, Spencer Davis, Constance Dejong, Kathleen Dycaico, Henri Falconi, Jim Fletcher, Jason Scott Henderson, Sakshi Jain, Sarah Kinlaw, Idrissa Kone, Jinnie Lee, Delano Montgomery, Brandon Olson, John Peery, Corey Riddell, Julia Sinski, Cotton Stanford, Holly Stanton, Kate Valk, Flora Wildes. The Manhattan Project Chorus: Destiny Brundidge, Hope Christerson, Samantha Cornwell, Kellian Delice, Alexandra Drewchin, Kathleen Dycaico, Christine Guzmán, Caleb Kruzel, Aaron Ricks, Trevor Salter, Reggie Smith, Cotton Stanford New Red Order: Samuli Haavisto, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys MUSIC Kim Gordon ( Recorded and mixed by Mario Caldato ) MV Carbon, Jack Colton, Eartheater (Alexandra Drewchin), Idrissa Kone, Corey Riddell, Tony Oursler COSTUMES Enver Chakartash PROPS Enver Chakartash, Corey Riddell ANIMATION Yuri Byun, Sakshi Jain, Santiago Messier ASSISTANT EDITOR Jack Colton FACIAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMMING James Dreiss DNA VIDEO ENCODING Seth Shipman 3D SCANNING Cubo Designs: Victor De Los Angeles, Julie Kim DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY Aaron Fedor SPECIAL THANKS ❤️ Jill & Peter Kraus, Mike Brophy & The Haverstraw Brick Museum, Molly Jessup, Abigail Lawton & The Oneida Community Mansion House, Ed Eckert & Nokia Bell Labs, Devin Lander, and WorldStage. Thank you!

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💧💭 #tearofthecloud 7pm -10pm 69th st @ #hudsonriver 10-31 October, tears or shine. 🍎 (closed Monday 29) 💥OPEN last two nights: 👁Tuesday 30 👁Wednesday 31 🎃 #crisp-r #dna #themuse #videogameaddict #poe #maryrodgers #ai #deepblue #sealofthecityofnewyork #sarahkinlaw #ripalanvega #kimgordon #mvcarbon T❤️NY OURSLER: TEAR OF THE CLOUD CREDITS PERFORMERS Liam Benzvi, MV Carbon, Enver Chakartash, Jack Colton, Spencer Davis, Constance Dejong, Kathleen Dycaico, Henri Falconi, Jim Fletcher, Jason Scott Henderson, Sakshi Jain, Sarah Kinlaw, Idrissa Kone, Jinnie Lee, Delano Montgomery, Brandon Olson, John Peery, Corey Riddell, Julia Sinski, Cotton Stanford, Holly Stanton, Kate Valk, Flora Wildes. The Manhattan Project Chorus: Destiny Brundidge, Hope Christerson, Samantha Cornwell, Kellian Delice, Alexandra Drewchin, Kathleen Dycaico, Christine Guzmán, Caleb Kruzel, Aaron Ricks, Trevor Salter, Reggie Smith, Cotton Stanford New Red Order: Samuli Haavisto, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys MUSIC Kim Gordon ( Recorded and mixed by Mario Caldato ) MV Carbon, Jack Colton, Eartheater (Alexandra Drewchin), Idrissa Kone, Corey Riddell, Tony Oursler COSTUMES Enver Chakartash PROPS Enver Chakartash, Corey Riddell ANIMATION Yuri Byun, Sakshi Jain, Santiago Messier ASSISTANT EDITOR Jack Colton FACIAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMMING James Dreiss DNA VIDEO ENCODING Seth Shipman 3D SCANNING Cubo Designs: Victor De Los Angeles, Julie Kim DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY Aaron Fedor SPECIAL THANKS ❤️ Jill & Peter Kraus, Mike Brophy & The Haverstraw Brick Museum, Molly Jessup, Abigail Lawton & The Oneida Community Mansion House, Ed Eckert & Nokia Bell Labs, Devin Lander, and WorldStage. Thank you!

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