The word "catalyst" alludes to an inducing substance that causes or accelerates a reaction, yet its original usage meant dissolution and destruction. By combining these meanings the word may be used to describe an intervention whose effects extend beyond its own corporeal, immediate boundary. The contributing designers isolate and explore elements of investigation through scientific and/or artistic research, resulting in experiments that engage sensory perception.
Rebecca Bartlett, Catinca Dobrescu, Michael Easler, Ellen Garrett, Katie Hotchkiss, Hongfei Ji, Taekyung Kim, Kara Lam, Chris Meyers, Kate Michael, Lindsey Nelson, Kezia Ofiesh, Mara Smaby, Jeongmin Yu
Coordinated by Ellen Garrett