9 evenings

theatre and engineering

In 1965, the artist Robert Rauschenberg and the engineer Billy Klüver came together and began to work on 9 Evenings, which became the first collaboration of its size between scientists, engineers and artists. The project grew to include 30 engineers and 10 artists, and culminated in a group of performances in which artists performed pieces based on and including technology between October 13th and 23rd, 1966. This project inspired the creation of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), which fostered many more projects between science, engineering, and the arts (see EAT - projects for more). Below are the ten performances that made up 9 evenings.