Eric John Olson

Eric John Olson

Eric John Olson is an artist, technologist, and serial collaborator based in Seattle. His work uses humor and aesthetics to confront uncomfortable feelings through engaging installations. Olson has worked with Seattle Public Library, Seattle Art Museum, 4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

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We Are a Crowd of Others, 2016

In collaboration with Gail Grinnell & Sam Wildman

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We Are a Crowd of Others is anĀ expansive, textile-based installation by artists Gail Grinnell, Sam Wildman, and Eric John Olson. Their work features hanging components made from hundreds of yards of spun material that has been drawn on, dyed, cut, and incorporated into the architecture of the building. We Are a Crowd of Others also includes a series of public meals, performances, lectures, and re-enactments which investigate the language and resonance of ordinary acts. The public is invited to visit and observe the process as it unfolds, as well as participate in the programs happening in and around the installation from September, 2016 through January, 2017.

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