My name is Esmee Schoutens and I have just completed my first year of the Research Master Humanities: Critical Studies in Art and Culture. During the past year I have done research on art and technology collaborations in the 1960s and 70s. To further research this topic I will be going to New York and Los Angeles this fall to conduct archival research, which is supported by the CLUE+ Early Career Fund.
More specifically, I will research the exhibition Software, which took place in 1970 at the Jewish Museum in New York. The exhibition included both artists and scientists who made works related to newly developed communication technologies. Moreover, I will do extensive research into the Art & Technology program, which was set up at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art between 1967 and 1971. The program facilitated residencies for artists at corporate partners and I will examine how these residencies influenced artistic practice and commercial product development.