Water Memory

June 8th, 2019 - July 21st, 2019

Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York

Fresh off his dynamic Public Art Fund Commission, Tear of the Cloud, which was on view at Riverside Park this past October, Guild Hall has turned over the entire museum to Oursler who delves into the subject of water and notions of “magical thinking” on the East End.

Oursler has developed an experimental and innovative practice that utilizes projections, optical devices, audio, video, and sculpture to move images away from the white wall and onto unexpected surfaces or environments. Through this inventive technological approach, the artist explores the ubiquitous element of water as a repository for belief systems—with references that range from sea monsters and evil spirits to cartography and the claimed ability of water memory.