About the project

The Influence Machine
Tony Oursler
Originally shown: November 2000

In the heart of London's media world, leading American video artist Tony Oursler created a spectral son-et-lumiere for our image-saturated age.

Oursler conceived The Influence Machine as a kind of 'psycho- landscape'. Delving deep into the history of the media, he created an historic sound and light show which invoked the spirit of Soho Square itself, from the phantasmagoria of the late eighteenth century to the beliefs and superstitions which have haunted the locally prominent media industries throughout the twentieth century. [Read more...]