Statement of Purpose

Experiment in Art and Technology


[image: Statement of purpose, Experiment in Art and Technology, (New York, United States), 1967. E.A.T. aims drafted by Billy Klüver and Robert Rauschenberg. via Daniel Langlois Foundation]

See 9 Evenings and Experiments in Art and Technology: a gap to fill in art history's recent chronicles, by Sylvie Lacerte, delivered at REFRESH! The First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, held at the Banff New Media Institute from September 28 to October 3, 2005. Following her in-depth research into the many activities conducted by EAT to support artists in their experiments with technology in the 1960's and 1970's, Ms. Lacerte asks why the chronicles of this groundbreaking organisation have been largely overlooked by the majority of works that examine art history of the past four decades. In her text, she offers a few hypothesis to help explain this mystery.