Both charmed and alarmed by televisual media, Eddie Rath channels luxuriant informercials, excessive weather reports, and obsessive sports broadcasts. Rath uses digital video, photography, and interactive electronics to combine, satirize, or mutate the themes he spectates in contemporary American television, Internet, and movie culture.
The worship of professional athletes, sensationalized storytelling, and other televisual icons of America have been the subject of Rath's body of work. An active member of the cult of Americana, Rath often loans his body or personal engagements to his projects.
Rath works in higher education as a media specialist. Other areas of work extend to medical journalism, including telling patient stories for the opioid use disorder crisis in America.