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.

“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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