Jeremy D Olson is a visual and performance artist living in Brooklyn, NY.
I subject everyday objects and events, particularly those of my immediate surroundings, to analytical methods and techniques from non-art disciplines, including microscopy and optics, material analysis and dissection, and anthropology, data mining and surveillance. My use of these techniques exacerbates and magnifies the conflicts that exist between these everyday entities and the systems of control and regulation that they, and we, are entangled within. My recent work has combined video and sculpture: for Net Work, I wove an intricate three-dimensional map of a social network out of thousands of yards of thread and spandex clothing; this sculpture is displayed alongside a time-lapse video of an intelligent mold that spreads networks of mycelial threads as it explores its container. In Suspended Animation I subject generic industrial furniture to abstract physical processes that result in their destruction, including the circulation of water, changes in temperature, and image formation using cinema lenses and an actual flower, a process that causes the flower to quickly wilt and burn. Spectral Tomatoes is a video and installation in which I modify the USDA-regulated color of tomatoes through colored filters and injections of dye, making the tomatoes appear uncanny and alien.