Art & Design
Ghosts in the Machines
The artist Tony Oursler made his reputation by using modern technology—animation, video, lighting—to create a convincing, creepy supernatural aura. But at the basis of that arty voodoo was always his ever-growing collection of real artifacts of the occult and spiritual, which he has shaped, with the curators Tom Eccles and Beatrix Ruf, into a book and an exhibition, Imponderable: the Archives of Tony Oursler, at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, that runs through September 2015. Here, he sheds light on a few of his favorite ghoulish objects.