Mirror Maze (Through Dead Eyes)
Cartier Foundation, Paris, France
May. 14 - Oct. 12, 2003
Oursler's fascination with certain mental disturbances in which the body is experienced as fragmented, and with the multiple nature of personality, is expressed in the Eyes series, which he began developing in 1996. The video installation that he has made for Yanomami: Spirit of The Forest is a monumental extension of this. Using footage of shamanic cure sessions shot by Geraldo Yanomami, but also an extraordinary bestiary drawn by the youth of Watoriki, the artist sets these images against others that reveal his own work on the imitation of mental images.