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 utilising 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. Read more.
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