PRINT March 1999

Tony Oursler

I USED TO USE COMPUTERS for animation and drawing in the mid-’80s, but then I started to feel that they were really a big waste of time. I still think a lot of the computer revolution is in the mind of the beholder. Of course, this is the most interesting thing about the Internet, the access to the mind of the individual. In cyberspace the amateur has access to a place once reserved for the powerful in media culture. For all the high-tech hype, the Internet turns out to be the greatest folk-art machine ever designed.

Tony Oursler is an artist who shows at Metro Pictures in New York.