Julie Martin is the Director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the not-for-profit organisation co-founded in 1966 in New York by artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, and engineers Billy Klüver (Martin’s late husband) and Fred Waldhauer to encourage and facilitate collaborations between artists and engineers.
Along with Klüver and art historian Barbara Rose, Martin co-edited the book Pavilion (E. P. Dutton, 1972) that documents the Pepsi Pavilion, which was designed and built by E.A.T. for Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. Martin collaborated with Klüver on numerous articles on art and technology, including Working with Rauschenberg, for the exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of Rauschenberg’s 1997 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City.
Martin is co-Executive Producer of a series of films which document the artists’ performances in 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York, in October 1966. She is also the Coordinating Producer of Robert Whitman’s recent theatre performances Swim (2015), Local Report (2012 and 2005), Passport (2011), and MoonRain (2010).
During 2016, Julie Martin has supported and advised Arts Catalyst on the upcoming 50th anniversary programme of events, talks and exhibition held at Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology and other venues around London.