In an age of mass extinction, what does it mean to decolonize place and form? In what ways are ecological issues entangled with histories of racism, sexism, and economic disparities? A.T.E. is a lab for transdisciplinary experiments across media with focus on the messy and surprising links between human, ecological and technological landscapes. Emphasis is placed on ways in which collective and interdisciplinary creative practices might collapse hierarchies, cultivate curiosity in a “more-than-human world” and (re)imagine alternative ecological and social futures. A.T.E. lab kicked off its inaugural year with a collection of multimedia works (drone footage, 360 video, writing, and virtual simulations) focused on vultures and connections to shifting ecologies and land use in the Hudson Valley, NY.
Projects under A.T.E. Lab include: