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Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) Events


Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer, and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, to provide artists with access to new technology and to promote collaborations between artists and engineers.

All events take place at Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio Center (River & 6th Streets) in Hoboken, NJ and are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the Art & Technology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

2:00 — Exhibition opening “E.A.T. Revisited: Documents and Works” (through April 28). Included is an installation of photographic documentation entitled The Story of E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology, 1960–2001 by Billy Klüver; a selection of classic works: Floats by Robert Breer and Silver Clouds by Andy Warhol; and an installation of new works, “Transduced Objects,” created in a workshop inspired by David Tudor’s “Rainforest,” taught by John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein to artists and students from both Stevens Institute and Harvestworks.

3:00 — Panel “Art and Technology, Historical and Current Perspectives” with panelists Robert Whitman, Julie Martin, John Driscoll, Steve Bull, Scot Gresham-Lancaster and Anne Swartz (Savannah College of Art and Design), moderated by Julie Harrison (Stevens Institute of Technology).

5:30 — Performance Cellphonia: Tempo Variable (Cellphonia: Changeable Weather by Steve Bull and Scot Gresham-Lancaster, with Phil Edelstein, Hans Tammen, and Brooks Williams — a surround sound memorial concert for John Cage and David Tudor in which live performance, cellphone calls, transduced objects, and synthetic voices are mixed by the musicians and the neural synthesis ETANN, or electronically trainable analog neural net, developed by Forrest Warthman and Scot Gresham-Lancaster for David Tudor.

6:15 — Reception to meet the artists, panelists, and organizers

Sunday, April 6, 2008 (suggested donation $5, free to students and seniors)

1:00 — Film Screening “9 Evenings: Theater & Engineering” include Robert Rauschenberg’s Open Score; John Cage’s Variations VII; Öyvind Fahlström’s Kisses Sweeter than Wine and a work-in-progress on David Tudor’s Bandoneon!. Producer Julie Martin and director Barbro Schultz Lundestam, will be present to introduce the films and answer questions.

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