The artist, writer, and media theorist (and former Rhizome editor and curator) continues her interdisciplinary methodology with Getting Ready – which invokes “the anxiety of preparation for public engagement and exploring the degrees to which online participation soothes or exacerbates social alienation” – and touches on themes that have become staples in her work, like the politics of participation, gender theory, and the cultural history of technology.
Unlike most exhibitions, the performance-based project begins with no opening reception. In fact, Olson will spend the duration of the exhibition holed up in the gallery, opening the doors to the public only for a live performance and closing party on the show’s last day, enacting her performances through a web-based collaboration with NewHive multimedia publishing platform instead.
See the Transfer Gallery exhibition page for details. **