Residue in the E.A.T. Archives


This research report, “Residue in the E.A.T. Archives,” documents work undertaken while I was Researcher in Residence with the Daniel Langlois Foundation Centre for Research and Documentation (2004).

The project area, “From Outside Art to E-waste: Translating the Research Environment of E.A.T.,” focused both on the relationships between art, technology and materiality within Experiment in Art and Technology’s (E.A.T.) work, while at the same time considering how E.A.T. moved art beyond the gallery walls to expanded fields of artistic action. The second part of this research then consisted of fieldwork focused on electronic waste projects and recycling, which contributed to the publication of the monograph, Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011).

A related essay on art, technology and failure, “Machines Fall Apart,” was published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (April 2005).