“The Artist Who Talks With the Fishes” NYtimes

June 28th 2013

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer, whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. She is currently an Associate Professor at New York University in the Visual Art Department in Computer Science and Environmental Studies and an active member of the net.art movement . Her work explores the interface between society, the environment and technology. She has a permanently installed Model Urban Development on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, featuring 7 residential housing developments, concert hall, and other public amenities, powered by human food waste where it continues to toy with new conceptions of urban futures, and re-imagine our relationship to nonhuman organisms.

Her research centers on structures of participation in the production of knowledge, and information and the political and social possibilities of information and emerging technologies — mostly through public experiments. Jeremijenko’s projects have been exhibited by several museums and galleries, including the MASSMoCA, the Whitney, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt. Much of Jeremijenko’s work reimagines environmentalism as a kind of open-ended game. The installation, “Amphibious Architecture,” devised with the architect David Benjamin, stayed in the river for several months — a miniature skyline bobbing and blinking in the reflected glare of the real thing.

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By Marion Wolfer

Marion Wolfer is a French Master student in cultural policy and management at the European Institute of Paris 8 University. She is working on cultural networks. She did an internship at Cutura21 for three months. Marion Wolfer est une étudiante de master I en politiques et gestion de la culture à l´Institut d´études européennes de l´Université de Paris 8. Elle travaille sur les réseaux culturels et a effectué un stage de trois mois au sein de Cultura21.