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"Tony Oursler's Family Gothic"

Essay for July 2015 exhibition catalog about multimedia artist Tony Oursler, whose grandfather was a magician, novelist, and friend of Houdini and Arthur Conan-Doyle. This essay, to be published in English with French translation, explores his family's fascination with artifice and the Gothic mode. His grandfather, Fulton Oursler, was a magician, novelist, anti-Spiritualist, and author of The Greatest Story Ever Told.