REBOOT Laboratory is a studio in which artists and designers work collaboratively with the lab’s director Rob Duarte to create works that utilize the waste materials produced by capitalism and conspicuous consumption. Our approach is rooted in the visual arts and is driven by our collective knowledge of process, materials, and hands-on experimentation.
REBOOT projects afford a critical look at the logical consequences of the ways in which we produce, consume, and discard the objects that make up our designed world. These explorations of the political and environmental implications of consumer culture occur through a hands-on process of thinking and making, with a goal of provoking discussion and action that will bring about alternative, preferred futures.
FSU Facility for Arts Research Co-Directors Denise Bookwalter, Judy Rushin, and past Director Carolyn Henne
FSU College of Fine Arts, Interim Dean Scott Shamp and past Dean Peter Weishar
FSU Department of Art faculty, staff, and studio technicians Robby Nowell and Bill Rice
Ralph Bates at Tallahassee Welding & Machine
Jerry Horne and Dr. Richard Liang at the FSU High Performance Materials Institute
Bryce Hill and Andrew Williams at MARPAN
Dave Hakkens’ Precious Plastic