Natalie Jeremijenko (1966) is an American artist with a background in biochemistry, physics and neuroscience. She creates interventions, installations and performances that explore the interface between society, the environment and technology. Other themes that feature in her work include ecology, politics, activism, the environment and cultural issues.
Three of Jeremijenko’s works will be exhibited in the exhibition Alter Nature: We Can (21.11.2010-13.03.2011). ‘Tree Balance’ is a large balance with one of two identical trees on either side. The trees are clones and are therefore genetically identical. But still the balance moves; it shows the effect of environmental factors on the development of the trees.
Another piece is ‘Tree Logic’, an installation in which six maple trees have been hung upside down. Over time, the trees have started to twist upwards and grow straight again, representing the ‘built in logic’ of trees. The last artwork is ‘Edible Cocktails’, in which the viewer is invited to drink one of a number of cocktails from a fridge. The cocktails serve to benefit biodiversity thanks to their positive effect on the environment.