For WellWellWell, artist and former punk singer Marisa Olson has crafted an alter ego persona resembling an online meditation guru with a cult following as addicted to her as they are to the internet itself. Deploying both internet-based videos and live motivational lectures, the guru guides followers through creative visualisation exercises, relaxation techniques, and heartfelt conversations about the way that digital technologies simultaneously stress us out and provide new tools for rebooting. WellWellWell (a riff on //www.) is inspired by the contemporary wellness craze, but rooted in the historical relationship between cyberculture and counterculture, and continues Olson’s ongoing interests in the history of technology and visual culture.
WellWellWell comprises an installation, an online presentation and a lecture performance that will be presented for the first time on the opening night of SITUATIONS/Follower (Friday, 27 April 2018, 7 p.m. at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 45). It is Olson’s newest project to consider the nature of life in the postinternet era.
More by Marisa Olson: marisaolson.com
Kindly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.