Tony Oursler: The Influence Machine

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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 19:00 to Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 21:00

Coming to Scotland for the first time, The Influence Machine is an internationally acclaimed immersive outdoor sculptural experience by artist Tony Oursler.

Described as a ‘holographic model of human desire and dread’, The Influence Machine captures the haunting atmosphere of magic lanterns, Victorian light shows, camera obscura and parlour tricks, while embracing the fully networked, digitally-assisted future of image and identity production.


A graduate of Cal Arts in LA and pioneer of video art in early 1980s NY, Oursler specialises in hallucinogenic and radical experimentation, employing projection, animation, montage and live action. Oursler draws on a wide research base including art history, parapsychology, scenography, anthropology, mimetic-technology, phenemology and neuroscience.

There is no need to book, please come along between 7pm and 9pm and experience at your leisure.

For more information, please email

"The Influence Machine" is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.

Part of the University of Edinburgh’s digital arts programme.


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