Marisa Olson

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Marisa studied art at Goldsmiths College, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric and Film Studies at UC Berkeley. Her work has most recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, the Art Gallery of Knoxville, Side Cinema-UK, and the New York and Chicago Underground Film Festivals. While Wired has called her both funny and humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid." She has held residencies and fellowships at Goldsmiths, the New School, Northwestern University, the Technical University-Dresden, the Experimental Television Center and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Olson is also Editor and Curator at Large for, and has curated new media exhibitions in fifteen countries and written for Wired, Flash Art, ArtReview, Afterimage, and others, including Camerawork, which she edited in her three years as Associate Director of SF Camerawork. Marisa Olson's performance-based work revolves around the shared histories of popular music, cinema, and sound recording technologies. Her interdisciplinary practice incorporates internet art, videos, audio recordings, drawings, and installations in tandem with live performance, to make statements about life, communication, and the voice in contemporary digital culture. these works are often infused with mixed metaphors about the relations between talent, fame, and failure.