E.A.A.T.: Experiments in Art, Access & Technology

  • The letters E.A.A.T. are outlined in blue aside from the second A, representing Access, which is ...


E.A.A.T.: Experiments in Art, Access & Technology

Organized by Leonardo/ISAST
Curated by Vanessa Chang and Lindsey D. Felt
Program curated by Claudia Alick


Sept. 30, 2023-Jan. 13, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.

Beall Center for Art + Technology

Experiments in Art, Access & Technology, or E.A.A.T.chronicles the emergence of access as an animating principle of art, science, and technology. Invoking the field’s ethos of experimentation and collaboration, E.A.A.T. prototypes a new program that links communities, institutions, and ways of knowing through practices of creative access. The E.A.A.T. exhibition introduces methods in art and technology that arise from—and viscerally embody— lived experiences of disability. Meesh Fradkin, Carmen Papalia, Josephine Sales, Andy Slater, and Olivia Ting premiere new work developed in Leonardo CripTech Incubator, an art and technology fellowship for disability innovation. These works span spatial audio, surveillance technologies, gaming, haptics and auditory prostheses. E.A.A.T. artists deploy access as a creative form, a liberatory tool, and an experiential technology for sustaining community.

E.A.A.T. is supported by the California Arts Council, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ability Central and the Beall Family Foundation.

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Image description: The letters E.A.A.T. are outlined in blue aside from the second A, representing Access, which is filled in with a bold blue. Under the acronym are the words Experiments in Art, Access & Technology. This text is underlined by sound waves of varying amplitude. Tinged in blue and orange, the waves reverberate and fade into the black background.

Image credit: Olivia Ting, “Song Without Words”, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.




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Saturday Sep 30, 2023, 12:00 pm to Saturday Jan 13, 2024, 6:00 pm
Saturday Jan 13, 2024, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Reception Date: 
Saturday Sep 30, 2023, 2:00 pm