Marisa Olson
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Marisa Olson is an artist, writer, and media theorist. Her interdisciplinary work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, the Nam June Paik Art Center, British Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival, PERFORMA Biennial; commissioned and collected by the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Houston Center for Photography, Experimental Television Center, and PS122; and reviewed in Artforum, Art21, the NY Times, Liberation, Folha de Sao Paolo, the Village Voice, and elsewhere.

Olson has served as Editor & Curator at Rhizome, the inaugural curator at Zero1, and Associate Director at SF Camerawork. She's contributed to many major journals & books and this year Cocom Press published Arte Postinternet, a Spanish translation of her texts on Postinternet Art, a movement she framed in 2006. In 2015 LINK Editions will publish a retrospective anthology of over a decade of her writings on contemporary art which have helped establish a vocabulary for the criticism of new media. Meanwhile, she has also curated programs at the Guggenheim, New Museum, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, and Bitforms Gallery. She has served on Advisory Boards for Ars Electronica, Transmediale, ISEA, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, Creative Capital, the Getty Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Olson studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric & Film Studies at UC Berkeley. She has recently been a visiting artist at Yale, SAIC, Oberlin, and VCU; a Visiting Critic at Brown; and Visiting Faculty at Bard College's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and Ox-Bow. She previously taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' new media graduate program (ITP) and was Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase's School of Film & Media Studies. She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at Eyebeam & is currently Visiting Critic at RISD.

How to Tell When a Relationship is Over

How to Tell When a Relationship is Over
How to Tell When a Relationship is Over (2003, 5.6MB)

Written and directed by Tony Roche.

Make a micro-movie of under 90 seconds, win a cash prize
of £3000, have your film promoted online on the  site,
and see it screened at the - Brief Encounters Bristol Short Film Festival
(23 - 27 November 2005).  Deadline for receipt of entries: Sept 5 2005


Prepared Playstation

RSG playstation (2004, 7.3 MB)

Prepared Playstation  is a project by  RSG   that creates dirty,
jolting game loops by exploiting bugs and glitches in the
code of PlayStation games.
After being “prepared,


argos festival- Brussels

Argos festival 2005 13-22/10

Once again this edition of the argosfestival provides a free port for a wide range of audiovisual art forms, offering a broad domain in constant evolution, open to thematic, formal principles and technological variations and developments. The festival programme reflects this variability, going beyond the traditional delineations between disciplines and media, and offering a valuable perspective on numerous in-between spaces — in cinema, television, media art and visual art. Film, video, audio, installation and means of performance nestle together in a wide variety of both Belgian and international work. Historical and new work, the products of several generations and movements, all complement each other, creating breathing space for a multitude of trajectories. Beyond the origin, language and context in which they were realized, clear connections can be made in regards to form and content. The search for new narrative environments and relations between (the experience of) space and time; a resistance to conventional audiovisual forms and (mass) media and the immaterial stream of images that overrun us on both television and industrial cinema; a craving for adventure in expression and perception, learning how to see and hear (all over again): these are just some of the lines of flight which the programme traverses. Four themed programmes form the backbone of the festival. In the exhibition Multipistes Jean-Christophe Royoux focuses on a generation of young French artists who propose post-cinematographic forms, deconstructions or alterations of the familiar notions of projection and dentification. The works in the programme Black & White Outs, curated by Paul Willemsen, also question the basic conditions of cinema, by making radical choices for monochrome images and exploring the physiological relationship between hearing and seeing. Challenging and destabilizing the dominant position of the image constitutes a directional guideline in the film and video programme of ...


Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely dorkbot.

douglas repetto:

The nine million and second dorkbot-nyc meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 7th at 7pm at Postmasters Gallery (459 West 19th Street in Chelsea).

Please bring refreshments to share!



what: dorkbot-nyc meeting
when: 7pm, Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
where: Postmasters Gallery
459 West 19th Street in Chelsea


Featuring the lovely and talented:

Mark Esper: Self-generating Tornado
Mark Esper will present a self generating tornado which will be part of his installation at the Dam-Stuhltrager gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, September 10 through October 16, 2005. Mark will also show images of other technologically based art of his and discuss them as best he can.
mesper at panix com

Kurt Coble: PAM Band
The P.A.M. Band (Partially Artificial Musicians), is a synthesis of kinetic sculpture, musical composition, theater, and technology. The concept is the rediscovery of the rich tradition of the automata, while responding to contemporary cultural issues, without using MIDI technology. The project takes the notion of musical invention to a deeper level. At the heart of P.A.M. Band instruments is a motion control card that allows for the precise manipulation of servo motors, solenoids, and DC motors. The "feel" of the energy released by the motors informs me of the nature of the potential sounds and instruments to be investigated. The first phase of the project feature mechanical solutions for traditional musical instruments, with the hint of prototypical instruments not far behind. Sequences that run the programmable motors are written in C++.

Tristan Perich: One Bit Music
Merging his interests in physical computing and electronic music, artist and composer Tristan Perich will give a presentation on his recent project, One Bit Music. Electronics programmed and packaged in a ...




Global Headphone Festival

[Though it looks to be quite dysfunctional, this sucker sends the streaming Plug signal around the globe [Photo: Keith Axline].] "...In some ways Plug, held here Saturday, is just what you'd expect from a music fest: rotating performances in front of a live audience, socializing and plenty of beer. But the headphones (bring your own) replace a traditional concert's amplified speakers, and much of the socializing happens over a computer terminal linked to an IRC chat room, populated by members of the global audience listening to the performances over the internet...

The 13 hours of performances represented San Francisco's turn at the global le placard headphone festival, which hits cities all over the world, including London, Montreal, Paris, Brussels and Nagoya, Japan. Each city hosts a headphone party for a given period, in this case one day, before handing off the feed to the next location. Theoretically, this continues for 97 days in the hopes of providing one nonstop experience, though there are gaps in the schedule." From Fest Rocks With BYO Headphones by Keith Axline, Wired.