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Topos is collaborating with Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) to research and publish selected material from the organization's extensive archive of sound recordings that include performances, interviews and other sound material produced by E.A.T. activities over the past 50 years. A double vinyl gatefold of John Cage's Variations VII from the legendary 9 Evenings in New York City in 1966 marks the beginning of Topos's collaboration with Julie Martin. Initial focus will be on sound generated during the works in the 9 Evenings performance series by artists such as Lucinda Childs, Deborah Hay, Robert Rauschenberg and David Tudor


About Julie Martin

Born in 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, Julie Martin graduated from Radcliffe College and received a Masters degree in Russian Studies from Columbia University

In the mid 1960s she worked as production assistant to Robert Whitman on a series of his theater performances, and continued to work with him and other artists for the performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering in 1966

She joined the staff of the foundation, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), in 1967 as editor of the organization’s newsletter, and over the years worked closely with Billy Klüver on projects and activities of the organization

Currently she is the Director of E.A.T., and executive producer of a series of films that document each of the ten artists’ performances at 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering

In recent years she has acted as coordinating producer for theater and video cell phone performances by Robert Whitman. In 2017 and 2018, she was production manager for the performances of Sylvia Palacios Whitman in California, London and New York

She is currently editing a book on the art and technology writings of Billy Klüver

January 10, 2019

 

 

 

David Tudor's multi-channel setup at the 1970 Pepsi Pavilion in Osaka, Japan
Inside the control room for John Cage's Variations VII at 9 Evenings, New York City, 1966
David Tudor's setup of remote controlled moving speakers at 9 Evenings, New York City, 1966
Robert Rauschenberg's tennis match at 9 Evenings, New York City, 1966
The E.A.T. Mirror Dome for the 1970 Pepsi Pavilion in Osaka, Japan
Robert Whitman's Two Holes of Water at 9 Evenings, New York City, 1966

 




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