amsterdam: i/o underflow

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the oude kerk dates back to the early middle ages and is amsterdam's oldest structure, and as such it's the perfect backdrop for artist tony oursler's rather spooky video installations. entitled i/o underflow, the showcase opens there on wed - nov 26 and fills the premises of the church building with a number of projections that are visually very compatible with the venue's imposing historic setting. oursler's work explores the transition from mysticism to materialism and back again to a contemporary form of magical thinking. as said, the audio-visual installations have a spooky quality, and shows compelling performances by a number of artists. by projecting the images onto ornately decorated historic surfaces, the presentation gains a unique patina that sort of serves as a sub-narrative. location: oude kerk, oudekerksplein 23 [centrum].

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