South Bay

ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network

(e)MERGE* Program

Presented by ZERO1

(e)MERGE* will take place
Friday, September 14, 6pm-12am 
Saturday, September 15, 11am-6pm

Full details on our (e)MERGE* event page!

(e)MERGE* is the first exhibition of the ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network (EAN). Continuing the tradition of the ZERO1 Biennial's Friday Night Street Festival, (e)MERGE* takes this popular event, and develops it as a site to present the work of innovative California artists in the early stages of their artistic careers. On opening night, (e)MERGE*, the outdoor exhibition of this first iteration of EAN, will cover three city blocks of the SoFA District along South First Street between San Carlos and Reed Streets in downtown San Jose. Two distinct threads are brought together in the exhibition. (e)MERGE* features a selection of artists from California university programs emphasizing the work of collaborative research groups in the spirit of collective creativity that is characteristic of the digital and new media arts, as well as a juried selection of emerging California artists from both in and out of the academic sphere whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies available to artists, while engaging in re-imagining place and community in connection with the larger 2012 biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley.

In putting together this exhibition, we hoped to highlight the variety of artistic forms that have come to characterize the pioneering efforts of a new generation of artists working in these interdisciplinary gray areas. Interactive projection, performance, large-scale installation, and wearable technologies are joined together in a variety of intriguing forms. In the sprit of audience engagement, artists explore biennial themes through several thought-provoking social practice pieces, games, and Augmented Reality applications. Finally, a strong emphasis on sound sculpture and video, shows the continued relevance of earlier forms of media art.

*Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair


Artist List:

Karen Anzoategui
Micha Cardenas & Allison Wyper
Nathan Blaz & Elia Vargas
California College of the Arts/URBANlab, led by Prof. Mona El-Khafif
Cal State Stanislaus, led by Prof. Jessica Gomula
Christian Cerrito
Daniel Christopher
Jacob Garbe
Michele Guieu
Allison Leigh Holt
Mike Lai
Ellen Lake
Nick Lally
Dennis Rosenfeld
San Jose State/CADRE, led by Prof. Steve Durie
San Jose State/CADRE, led by John Brunneau & James Morgan
Sara Thacher
Stanford University's CCRMA with Prof. Chris Chafe
John Granzow & Denton Fredrickson
Three Bodies/Prof. Greg Laughlin
Prof. Ted Warburton
Lyes Belocine
Drew Detweiler & Karlton E. Hester
UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray & Erin Johnson
UCLA Design/Media Arts represented by Chris Reilly
Kristen Neidlinger / SENSOREE
UC Santa Cruz's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM)Mechatronics & SonicSENSE Project team led by Prof. Jennifer Parker with Sudhu Tewari
UC San Diego/Syracuse University, led by Prof. Amy Alexander & Prof. Annina Ruest
UC Santa Barbara/Media, Arts and Technology progra: Yuan-Yi Fan & F. Myles Sciotto
Upstream: Justin Cihi, Andrew MacIver & John Thompson
Eve Warnock
Kathryn Williamson
Vanessa Woods
Imin Yeh 

Project info: 

Friday, September 14, 6pm-12am
Saturday, September 15, 10am-5pm

As California has become the locus for an increasing concentration of innovative art programs as well as independent artistic collectives that are rethinking creativity at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, young artists from across the world are joining in this efflorescence, contributing their unique perspectives to the growing number of creative spaces where the realm of artistic practice is being reimagined and revitalized.

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September 14-15, 2012

SoFA District, San Jose

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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Locations

United States
37° 19' 36.5664" N, 121° 53' 33.1152" W
United States
37° 19' 36.5664" N, 121° 53' 33.1152" W
Lanterns, Luminarias, Batteries & Bulbs
Project info: 

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:30 - 8:30pm

September 15, 2012

Children's Discovery Museum

Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.

Collaborating with maker Rick Schertle, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is seeking young makers and their families to join us in lighting up the night sky by building mechanical lanterns and launching compressed air rockets.

Lanterns, Luminarias, Batteries & Bulbs
Rick Schertle & CDM

September 15, 2012
Presented by Children's Discovery Museum

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(e)MERGE

Location

United States
37° 19' 33.5604" N, 121° 52' 58.728" W
(e)MERGE: ZERO1 Street Festival
Project info: 

Friday September 14, 2012 from 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11am-6pm
Downtown San Jose's SoFA District
(South First Street between San Carlos & Reed)
Free Open to the public

(e)MERGE*

September 14 & 15, 2012

SoFA District
(from San Carlos to Reed street)

The (e)MERGE* street festival will feature a selection of artists from California university programs emphasizing the work of collaborative research groups in the spirit of collective creativity that is characteristic of the digital and new media arts. The second component of (e)MERGE* is a juried selection of emerging California artists from both in and out of the academic sphere, whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies available to artists, while engaging in re-imagining place and community in connection with the larger 2012 ZERO1 Biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley. 

Check out all (e)MERGE* artists here!

* Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

Join us in re-imagining San Jose’s SoFA District to look and feel how people imagine Silicon Valley to be. (e)MERGE* is the ZERO1 Biennial street festival featuring outdoor projects by over 100 emerging artists whose innovative and experimental works engage with a range of exciting new technologies. 

(e)MERGE* Street Festival:
Friday September 14, 2012
 from 6pm-Midnight and Saturday September 15th from 11am-6pm
SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
Free Open to the public 

FRIDAY SEPT 14th 
12:00pm – Nick Lally's 1st bike tour of Silicon Valley leaves from Menlo Park Caltrain Station

6:45pm – Nick Lally's celebratory bicycle tour arrives in SoFA 

6:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 begins on the street

7:00pm – Three Bodies Performance #1, 500 block, at MACLA Theater

7:15pm - UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray & Erin Johnson perform Tulle/Tool in front of the San Jose Stage Company

7:50pm - Mike Lai's Sonic Kung Fu 2 performance begins on the Music Stage at Gore Park

 8:00pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust's Discotrope: The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells Set #1, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

8:00pm – Three Bodies performance #2, 500 block at MACLA Theater

8:30pm – Micha Cardenas, Karen Anzoategui, Bianca Molina & Allison Wyper perform Local Autonomy Networks/Autonets, 400 block throughout S. 1st Street

9:00pm – Three Bodies performance #3, 500 block at MACLA Theater

9:15pm – Eve Warnock, Colin McDonald & Tina Matthews perform Denizen, from 300 S. 1st Street

9:30pm – Amy Alexander & Annina Rust SolarDisco 2nd set, intersection of S. 1st St. & San Carlos St.

10:00pm – Three Bodies performance #4, 500 block at MACLA Theater

10:15pm – UC Berkeley's Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Johnson performance #2, S. 1st Street in front of San Jose Stage Company

11:00pm – UCSD Disco 3nd set, junction of S. 1st Street & San Salvador

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
6:45pm April Chase http://www.facebook.com/aprilchasemusic

8:00pm French Cassettes http://frenchcassettes.bandcamp.com/

9:00pm The Blank Tapes http://www.theblanktapes.com/

10:00pm Seventeen Evergreen http://www.seventeenevergreen.com/

SATURDAY SEPT 15th
11:00am – 2nd bike tour of Silicon Valley with artist Nick Lally at his installation space at (e)MERGE

2:30pm – Slow Mail Mail Call at (e)MERGE Performance (Horses arrive at 2pm)

Learn More about the (e)MERGE* Artists!

Also open late! Come see Biennial art exhibitions at the ZERO1 Garage (439 S. 1st Street) plus the Tech Museum,  ICA, MACLA, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, WORKS/San Jose and more!

 *Not to be confused with or in association with the (e)merge Art Fair

(e)MERGE*
ZERO1 Street Festival

September 14, 2012

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Marcos Ramirez ERRE

City Portraits (Retratos de Ciudad)

Location

MACLA
510 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 41.9088" N, 121° 53' 4.3476" W

Presented by MACLA

Marcos Ramírez ERRE will create a series of wood structures that will represent the demographic distribution of ethnic groups in Silicon Valley and the surrounding area. This unique installation in which ERRE will present facts and statistics he has excavated from publicly available data will encourage viewers to reconsider their perceptions and beliefs regarding history, identity, race, culture, community, and belonging.

Project info: 

August 17, 2012 - October 20, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, September 14 at 7:00pm
Artists talk: Saturday, September 15 at 10:00am
Join us for coffee and an inspirational conversation with Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Free Admission

Marcos Ramirez ERRE

Born in Tijuana in 1961, Ramírez ERRE earned a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California before immigrating to the United States, where he worked as a carpenter for 17 years and began to make art. Describing his works simply as “constructions that accommodate ideas,” he frequently employs recognizable formats—traffic signs, eye charts, tourist bureau guideposts—to present unembellished and often unsettling information.

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August 17, 2012 - October 20, 2012

MACLA

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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Location

United States
37° 19' 39.9324" N, 121° 53' 2.832" W
Chico & Chang
Project info: 

Gallery Hours
Wed. Sept 12: 10am – 5pm
Thurs, Sept 13: 10am – 5pm
Fri, Sept 14: 10am – 10pm
Sat, Sept 15: 12pm – 10pm
Sun, Sept 16: 10am – 4pm

June 16, 2012 - Sept 16, 2012

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is an energetic art space located in downtown San Jose dedicated to making contemporary art accessible and exciting to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

 

From a low-rider rickshaw to work made by “Dreamers,” undocumented youth who are fighting to gain legal status, Chico and Chang examines the impact of Asian and Latino cultures on the changing face of California through sculpture, video, illustration and painting.

In our ever-changing society, the word “diversity” is more than a cliché. It is a call to action that is necessary for growth and adaptability. Results of the 2010 census show a continuing shift of California’s ethnic composition. Latinos and Asians have accounted for the majority of California’s population growth since 2000, a statistic that is accurately represented in San Jose. Immigrant communities directly impact the look and feel of our community, from our diverse residential neighborhoods to downtown businesses and restaurants. 

Chico & Chang, originally curated in 2011 by Kevin B. Chen for Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, explores the interwoven and sometimes incongruous cultures of two of California’s largest populations, the Latino and Asian communities, through irreverent humor and inspiring candor. Posing complex questions about the assumption and construction of culture, the work in this exhibition provides opportunity to see where the boundaries of these two cultures begin, intersect and sometimes collide.

Participating artists include Pablo Cristi, Sergio De La Torre, Takehito Etani, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Mike Lai, Angelica Muro and Juan Luna-Avin, Favianna Rodriguez, Lordy Rodriguez, Tracey Snelling and Charlene Tan.

 

Chico & Chang
Various Artists

June 16 - September 16, 2012
Presented by San Jose Institute of Contemporary Ar

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John Bruneau and James Morgan

Cooperative Gaming Co-Op

Location

Works/San Jose
365 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 46.9848" N, 121° 53' 13.5132" W

Presented by Works/San Jose

The golden era of the arcades is long gone and the revival of the 90s a distant memory. It’s now up to the people to reclaim the space. The arcade was more than a place that devoured our allowances one quarter at a time, it was a place to play in public, to impress your friends, to socialize. The giant, sturdy pieces of brightly painted furniture enticingly covered with a smattering of eye-catching graphics sold us on the games before we played them. We watched the masters develop their skill quarter after quarter. The space was alive with interaction, community and conversation.

The Cooperative Gaming Coop looks both backwards and forwards, into the legacy of gaming on one hand and its possible future one the other. We have invited experts to curate video game cabinets, to bring together the best and most interesting work from a huge variety of sources, including local students, to share their games as well. The range of represented work will be enormous, expect to play games by people you have never heard of and people who will affect the future of the industry. We invite people of all ages to visit our “Game Coop”. Trade games, old games, new games, games you made.  This is a space that we own as gamers. This is a place where we Share and Play together.

The Arcade is Dead. Long Live the Arcade.

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There will be a swap meet throughout the entire time that this work is shown. The audience can bring their own old video games that they no longer want and trade with others for their video games.

Project info: 

September 7-October 13, 2012
Thursdays 12pm - 4pm, Fridays 12pm - 6pm, Saturdays 12pm - 4pm
Free Admission
Cooperative Gaming Coop Opening
6:30 to 9:00, Saturday
Works Gallery

John Bruneau and James Morgan

live and work in San Jose, CA

John Bruneau and James Morgan are internationally exhibiting new media artists, and have worked with games and game art collaborations for many years.  Both are current faculty at SJSU, where they teach art classes in game studies, development and programming. Bruneau is one of the original founders of the Game Development Club at SJSU. Morgan provides expertise to SJSU’s Learning and Games Initiative. The Cooperative Gaming Coop is there most recent curation project in a dynamic series of Museum and Gallery shows focusing on games as art.

Yes

September 7 - October 13, 2012

Works/San Jose

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The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles

Location

United States
37° 24' 51.6276" N, 122° 4' 36.9192" W
Computer History Museum
Project info: 

During the ZERO1 Biennial on Saturday, September 15th, guests who print this page can get into Computer History Museum for free
August 8, 2012
6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles

August 8, 2012

Computer History Museum
August 8, 2012

The Computer History Museum is the worlds leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. It is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, education programs dynamic website, on-site tours, and exhibitions.

Spend the afternoon at the Computer History Museum’s new state of the art large-scale exhibition. Learn about 2000 years of computing, from ancient times to today’s Internet. You will enjoy 1,000+ unique artifacts, hundreds of videos, docent-led tours and vintage technology demonstrations. The museum also has a new café, gift store and plenty of parking.

Presented by the Computer History Museum

Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Two years later, in 2000, Larry and Sergey asked an intern to produce a doodle for Bastille Day which was so well received by users that a chief doodler was appointed, and doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage.Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the US and internationally. Creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illustrators (called doodlers) and engineers. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world. Tonight we will meet members of the doodle team and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process.

They will discuss how technology’s evolution has enabled them to create more beautiful and highly interactive doodles, and the challenge that brings to the technical members of the team. We will also find out about possible risks and rewards involved when one’s "canvas" is viewed by millions worldwide. Our moderator is devoted to Art and the Art of the Doodle. Every year the Whitney Museum honors an individual who has made a sustained commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts in America. Marissa Mayer won the award in 2011 for her work in honoring inventions and designs on Google’s homepage through its doodles. We are pleased to welcome her back to our stage to moderate tonight’s event with her team of doodlers.

During the ZERO1 Biennial on Saturday, September 15th, guests who print this page can get into Computer History Museum for free

@computerhistory

The Art and Technology Behind Google Doodles
August 8, 2012

Presented by Computer History Museum

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Elliot Anderson

Tour of the Monuments of Silicon Valley

Location

IBM Site
5500 Cottle Road San Jose, CA 95123
United States
37° 15' 5.76" N, 121° 48' 14.1876" W
Tour of the Monuments of Silicon Valley: An Augmented Reality History of Silicon Valley's Most Polluted Sites
 
Twenty-nine Superfund sites are located Silicon Valley, the largest concentration in the U.S. The public is not always aware of these sites and their degree of toxicity. Many of these sites lie underneath suburban neighborhoods without obvious signs of pollution. In the past Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) – a research, advocacy and grassroots environmental justice organization - offered tours of these sites educating the public about the realities of technology production and its byproducts.  However, because most of the pollution is in the groundwater participants found it difficult to fully envision the problem.

In response to the need to tell this historically important story a custom Augmented Reality Software (ARS) app was developed creating a unique, interactive documentary tour about the Superfund sites of Silicon Valley.  Using the ARS app running on smart devices tour participants hear, see and interact with the history of the site and people affected by environmental pollution. 

The ARS Application running on the iPhone and iPad utilizes GPS capabilities to locate a viewer. The viewer points the device at the landscape and the App overlays real time video from the device’s camera with text, images, interactive 3D graphics, and animations accompanied by sound recording particular to the viewer's location. The software enables an interactive interpretively rich lens through which participants can fully experience the landscape and its history. Participants on the tour wander the site with a device and encounter this history through the voices, science and stories connected to its legacy of pollution.

A few iPads will be available to tour participants.  The iPad/iPhone App will be available free through the App Store online. The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours, including bus ride. A shuttle to the site will be provided. Sign up now!

 
Project info: 

Silicon Valley Toxic Tours will take place from the ZERO1 Garage
September 15, 2012
First Tour: Bus leaves at 11:00am. Tour begins at 11:30am
Second Tour: Bus leaves at 2:00pm. Tour begins at 2:30pm

Tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours

Participants may provide their own transportation to the site.

Elliot Anderson

lives in San Francisco and works in Santa Cruz

Anderson studied Computer Engineering at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and worked as an engineer before completing a BA in Art and an MA in Creative Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University.

He is an Associate Professor of Art and Digital Art and New Media at the University of California Santa Cruz and Co-Directs the Social Practice and Arts Research Center (SPARC).

No

September 15

ZERO1 Garage

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Nancy Nowacek

Now and Forever

Location

Natalie & James Thompson Gallery
1 Washington Square San Jose, CA 95112
United States
37° 20' 5.4276" N, 121° 53' 5.712" W

Presented by the Natalie & James Thompson Gallery, SJSU

Now and Forever is a virtual instantiation of a physical phenomenon, captured and manifested in a tangible object. Transposing relationships between sky and land, architecture and environment, the piece takes inspiration the myth of paradise that has defined silicon valley, first as a land of agricultural plenty, now as a land overflowing with innovation, intellect and start-up capital. It is a landscape of desire to be experienced one at a time. 
 
As visitors grapple with the infinite incline of the piece, they will find themselves in unstable states of acceleration and deceleration. Engaging gravity’s pull, the piece will move visitors towards the horizon or away from it, but never in alignment with it.
Project info: 

On view at the Natalie & James Thompson Gallery from
August 28 - September 21, 2012
Monday through Friday: 11am - 4pm
Tuesday: 6pm - 7:30pm

Nancy Nowacek

lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Nancy Nowacek is an artist whose work is rooted in the ecology of the everyday: the processes, codes, and habits of life. Her practice is focused on the uses of the body as relates to work, architecture and the practice of space. She has shown in New York, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Canada and Europe.

Artist website: 
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Natalie & James Thompson Gallery

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Nina Waisman

Body Envelope

Location

Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA 95071
United States
37° 14' 48.4044" N, 122° 1' 47.3664" W

Presented by Montalvo Arts Center and ZERO1 as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial performance series with support from the James Irvine Foundation

California-based artist Nina Waisman presents Body Envelope, an interactive sound installation and evening of performance at Montalvo’s historic Villa.

Body Envelope 2.1 comprises a six-foot square sound chandelier suspended in the center of the Main Hall of Montalvo’s historic Villa. Translucent tubes, wires and sensors are hung from the ceiling to create an amoeba-like three-dimensional envelope large enough for one body to move inside. Some sensors respond to the slightest bodily movements, others must be reached for conscientiously. When entered and played, Body Envelope will surround a body with sounds selected from wide reaches of experience, including animal, human and machine.

For this iteration of Body Envelope, Waisman has created a new soundscape drawing on site-specific and historic sounds connected to Montalvo. These include vintage cylinder recordings from the 1920s and sonic echoes of the high-life led by Senator Phelan and his guests at Villa Montalvo, mashed-up with the sometime-discordant sounds of life outside that dream-like bubble. Each visitor who interacts with Body Envelope will compose a shifting sonic cosmos as she tries to trigger particular kinds of sounds, which then change in pitch, speed, volume and spatialization, in relation to her movements.

Waisman will activate Body Envelope with a special dance performance she has developed in collaboration with New York-based choreographer Mariah Maloney, and Los Angeles-based choreographers, dancers and artists Natalie Metzger and Flora Wiegmann while in residence at Montalvo. Audience members will also be able to interact with and explore the piece. The performance will be followed by a Q & A discussion with the artist and her collaborators.

Project info: 

The performance is part of ZERO1's 9 evenings performance series, and will be presented at the Historic Villa at Montalvo Arts Center.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7pm
Free Event

Nina Waisman

lives and works in Encinitas, CA

Visual and media artist Nina Waisman works with technologically driven forms of control and communication, exploring their impact on the body’s actions in space and the mind’s perceptions of time. As a former dancer, she is especially interested in the role movement plays in forming our thoughts: such “physical thinking” has been posited by neurologists and cognitive scientists to be the pre-conscious scaffolding for all human logic.

Artist website: 
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November 8, 2012

Montalvo Arts Center


 

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