South Bay

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Present Tense

Location

ZERO1 Garage
439 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from The James Irvine Foundation

Present Tense (2012) is a cinematic installation featuring babies who swim innocently in water that is charted through a near invisible lens to reveal cumulatively increasing levels of global water toxicity. This new work is currently being created by
Project team includes Jessica Howard, Colin Klingman, Hiro Narita, and Gian Pablo Villamil.

Project info: 

This project is presented as part of the exhibition 
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage 
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Photo credit: Ethan Kaplan

Lynn Hershman Leeson

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in a era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. A major exhibition of her work will be presented in 2012 at Kunsthalle Bremen.

Artist website: 
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September 12-December 8, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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Stamen Design

The City from The Valley

Location

ZERO1 Garage
439 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W

Commissioned by ZERO1 and presented with the support of the James Irvine Foundation

Silicon Valley is a place of dynamism and change, consumption and destruction. Its modern history is a continuous series of disruptions, from Gold Rush to hi-speed wi-fi Google bus. The Eye of Sauron is turning from Stanford to The City. Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between city and valley. Stamen Design will investigate the flows of people to, from, and within this transient, attractive place.

Project info: 

This project is presented as part of the exhibition
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Stamen Design

founded and operates in San Francisco, CA

Stamen is a design and technology studio based in San Francisco's Mission District. We design and build technically sophisticated and visually arresting projects for commercial clients, non- profits, open-source bodies and museums. We work for companies like MTV, the FCC, MoMA, National Geographic and Twitter.

Artist twitter: 
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September 12-December 8, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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Manifest.AR

Manifest.AR @ ZERO1

Location

Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
United States
37° 20' 21.7896" N, 121° 53' 41.8416" W

Commissioned by the Samek Gallery at Bucknell University for the ZERO1 Biennial and presented in collaboration with ZERO1

The collective proposes to establish an onsite installation for exhibition at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with parallel components at the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. Titled “Manifest.AR @ ZERO1,” the group will draw on collective art practices centered around mobile augmented reality apps that aggregate and map a series of works re-imagining and reinterpreting the high-tech corporate campuses and products of Silicon Valley. Performative and site-specific works will be created around the cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Lewisburg.

Project info: 

This augmented reality project is presented as an extended part of the exhibition Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage. Viewing instructions will be posted when the project is live at the ZERO1 Biennial.

Manifest.AR

International Artists’ Collective

Manifest.AR is an international artists’ collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture of the real and the hyper-real.

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September 12-December 8, 2012

Silicon Valley

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Future Cities Lab

Datagrove

Location

Gore Park
Williams Street and South First Street, San Jose CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 42.9312" N, 121° 53' 5.6184" W

Commissioned by ZERO1 and the San Jose Public Art Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Datagrove thrives on information from its urban environment. It renders invisible data and atmospheric phenomena into variable intensities of light and sound. It provides shelter and a place of calm to contemplate data streams from sources near and far. The grove’s luminescent fibers gently sway with the breeze and respond to the proximity of visitors with quiet whispering sonic undulations. Datagrove is a mysterious and meditative space woven into the rich fabric of San Jose’s South First Street SoFA district and nested in the beautiful California Theater Courtyard. As one drifts deeper, the grove gradually reveals flowing patterns in cadence with data transmissions both random and meaningful.

Project team includes Ripon DeLeon, Osma Dossani, Jonathan Izen, and David Spittler.

Project info: 

The project will be on display in the
California Theater Courtyard,
345 S. 1st Street, San Jose from
September 12-December 8, 2012 
Free and open to the public

Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson

live and work in San Francisco, CA

Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of architectural design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space.

Artist website: 
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September 12-December 8, 2012

California Theater Courtyard

Public Art project. On display night and day.

ISHKY

Pi in the Sky

Location

Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley, CA
United States
37° 21' 45.0612" N, 122° 2' 5.136" W

Presented in collaboration with Airsign

ISHKY has brought together a team of artists, programmers and scientists to give life to a compelling vision that a community of millions will directly experience. At 10,000 feet altitude, a team of five synchronized aircraft equipped with dot-matrix technology will skywrite the first 1,000 numbers of Pi's infinite sequence. The aircraft will fly in a 100+ mile loop around the San Francisco Bay Area. Each number will measure over a quarter-mile in height. A sixth plane will fly above the writing team, documenting the entire process. ISHKY has also partnered with Stamen Design, a world-class creative firm specializing in data-visualization, to develop a platform for the public to document and share experiences of the event. The piece will begin above the ZERO1 Garage in San Jose and will follow a flight path determined by ISHKY to include a pantheon of educational and mathematics institutions. Within moments of execution (3.14159265...), the specific meaning of the numbers in the sky will be lost. The piece will dissolve into an unprecedented visual anomaly that prompts curiosity, providing rich opportunity for social interaction. The mass ephemeral intervention is scheduled to appear, as weather permits, sometime between Sept 12 and 16. 

 

Look UP!

Pi In The Sky  will appear above the ZERO 1 Garage at approximately 11:45AM and then again at 1:30PM on September 12th weather permitting. Have cameras ready and send photos and impressions to: 

Email them toc@ISHKY.com
Tweet them to: @ISHKYStudios with the hashtag #piinthesky, #pi. 
Post them on our Facebook page
Tag them in your Instagram feed: #piinthesky, #pi 

Project info: 

Flights are schedule to take on September 12th,

Ishky

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

ISHKY is California-born artist with Bachelor of Science degree from UC Berkeley. For more than 25 years, ISHKY has been working on public projects of extraordinary scale and reach. As a professional communicator and designer, the creative agency he founded has helped name and create visual identities for infrastructure projects totalling more than $15B in civic investment. His work has focused on public space, public health, public safety, public utilities and public transit.

Artist website: 
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Approx Sept 12-16 (exact date to be announced soon)

Silicon Valley

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Frederik De Wilde

Scan, Hostage prototype 1.0, V01D-1

Location

ZERO1 Garage
439 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W

Presented by ZERO1, with the support of the Flemish Ministry Of Culture, Rice University, and NASA

“As the atomic clock is a reference for Time, so is this Nano Black a new reference for contemporary Black.”
-Frederik De Wilde

Nano art is a new discipline located at the art, science, and technology intersections and plays on the aesthetic paradox of exposing ideas, concepts, and artworks that cannot be seen. Hostage prototype 1.0 (2010), Scan (2010), and V01D-1 (2012) are entirely nano-engineered. The artworks are “grown” from atomic-sized particles, their surfaces consisting of carbon nanotubes that almost completely absorb light and transform it into heat, making them the darkest artworks in the world.

This work is the result of a close collaboration between scientists and De Wilde. This kind of collaboration between artist and scientist has many precedents, for example, the collaboration of French artist Yves Klein with chemists to create his IKB Blue (International Klein Blue) in the 1950s and 1960s. Even a cursory glance at art his- tory reveals numerous artists who focused on color and particularly on black: Kazimir Malevich, Ad Reinhardt, Pierre Soulages and his “outre-noir” (beyond black). Within science, these works enter the physicist’s mystical quest for the absolute black, or “hyperblack.” Like the trailblazers of Silicon Valley, Belgian artist Frederik De Wilde pursues a goal which is extreme in order to provoke thoughts on the limits of our perceptual abilities and ideas on what constitutes innovation. The ultra-contemporary nanoblack created by De Wilde is made up of a vertical alignment of nanotubes of carbon. These nanotubes are akin to the carbon that one finds in charcoal pens or pencils, linking De Wilde’s contemporary proposition of color with the most ancient and fundamental acts of mark-making. From the time of cave paintings to the present day, the evocative power of this color and of mark-making remains. Ultimately, what we think of as “black” is a constant reinvention.

 

Project info: 

This project is presented as part of the exhibition 
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage 
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Frederik De Wilde

lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Frederik De Wilde studied fine arts at St.-Lukas Brussels (MA - painting), The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (BA - sculpture) and St.-Lukas Brussels (MA - experimental & audio-visual arts). Frederik followed a pre-education in architecture, studied one year of philosophy (VUB) and concluded his studies with a post-graduate degree in new media, arts and design (Transmedia).

Artist website: 
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September 12-December 8, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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ArtHERE

ArtHERE Silicon Valley

Location

United States

Commissioned by ZERO1 and the San Jose Public Art Program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, UCSC OpenLab, and Dean Yager’s Research Initiative Fund and Arts Dean’s Excellence Fund at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

ArtHERE (2012) is a new initiative and online platform for crowd-sourced urban revitalization through the matching of art and place. Seeking a test platform and catalyst for the program, the artist group behind ArtHERE and ZERO1 have collaboratively positioned the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial as the launch pad for the first region-specific platform - siliconvalley.arthere.org

Focusing on the greater Silicon Valley region, with the Biennial’s hub in downtown San Jose at its center, ZERO1 worked with local businesses and arts organizations to make a total of 12 spaces (and micro-grants) available in San Jose and Palo Alto that range from storefront windows and building facades, to outdoor projections and parklets. Via two open-call campaigns, artists were invited to submit art proposals online that set out to temporarily animate the available spaces with site-specific installations reflecting the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial theme Seeking Silicon Valley. The creative challenge being to use the architecture of the region as a canvas for vibrant and interactive artworks that reflect the creativity and innovation the Silicon Valley is known for. The selected projects will be exhibited in their respective spaces for the duration of the Biennial from September 12 to December 8, 2012.

Nicole Aptekar, Transect Cascade at Liquid Agency
Lynn Cazabon and Neal McDonald,
JUNKSPACE at S. 1st Billiards
Ana Teresa Fernandez,
Mojada at MACLA’s Noche Electrica
Anne-Marie Gregg,
Pixelation of Place at Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
Christopher Haas,
Information Lost Highway at the ZERO1 Garage
Victoria Mara Heilweil & Phil Spitler,
Reaching for the Top at Touchstone Climbing Studio
Kimberlee Koym-Murteira,
The Fractured Weave at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Daniel Schwartz,
Silicon Valley Karaoke at San Jose Stage Company
Pierce Warnecke,
Used News at Metro Newspaper
Bill Washabaugh and Jeff Lieberman,
The Sitting Wave at Caffe Frascati
Nanette Wylde,
Diverse Paths at Palo Alto Art Center
Samson Young,
Signal Path II: Sinister Resonance at the Downtown Yoga Shala

Project info: 

ArtHERE is a platform for crowd-sourced urban revitalization through the matching of art and place. Visit online at siliconvalley.arthere.org

Jennifer Parker, Sam Bower, Mark Grothman, Lauren Sinreich and Jim Hovell

live and work in the Bay Area, CA

The inspiration for “ArtHERE” was developed by Jennifer Parker, Sam Bower, Mark Grothman, Lauren Sinreich and Jim Hovell at the 2011 GAFFTA Summer of Smart Hackathon with the desire to create an online tool enabling city communities and artists to activate empty and under-utilized urban spaces – therefore enabling local communities to curate and actively transform their own neighborhoods.

Artist website: 

siliconvalley.arthere.org

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September 12-December 8, 2012

Silicon Valley

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Christopher Baker

Murmur Study

Location

ZERO1 Garage
439 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W

Presented by ZERO1. Created by Christopher Baker with assistance from Márton András Juhász

Murmur Study (2009) is an art installation that examines the rise of micro-messaging technologies such as Twitter and Facebook’s status updates. One might describe these messages as a type of digital small talk. But unlike face to face conversations, these fleeting thoughts are accumulated, archived and digitally indexed by corporations, governments and research institutions. While the long-term impact of these archives remains to be seen, the sheer volume of publicly accessible, personal, and often emotional expressions should give us pause. Murmur Study is comprised of a variable number of thermal receipt printers that continuously monitor Twitter for new messages containing variations on common emotional utterances. Messages containing hundreds of variations on words such as argh, meh, grrrr, oooo, ewww, and hmph are printed on an endless waterfall of receipt paper that accumulates in tangled piles on the floor. The monumental form of the sculpture is intended to physically represent the otherwise invisible deluge of digital small talk flowing from Twitter. The current iteration of Murmur Study is built with Epson TM-T20 printers connected to USB 2.0 hubs via Serial to USB Converters. A single computer running drives the printers via USB and runs the Murmur Study control software. The Murmur Study control software was written in Java and takes advantage of Processing for simple serial and Internet connectivity. The control software accesses the Twitter Search API using the search terms defined for each printer. Each individual printer prints the search results for variations on a single word (e.g. argh OR arrgh OR arrrgh OR arrrrgh) on BPA-free thermal receipt paper. During normal operation, the printing is speed-limited to conserve paper. After exhibition, the resulting paper piles are recycled or reused in future exhibitions.

Project info: 

This project is presented as part of the exhibition
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage 
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Christopher Baker

lives and works in Chicago, IL

Christopher Baker is an artist whose work engages the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks present in the urban landscape. He creates artifacts and situations that reveal and generate relationships within and between these networks.

Artist website: 
Artist twitter: 
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September 12-December 8, 2012

ZERO1 Garage

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Daniel Canogar

The Film Trilogy

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

The Silicon Valley—and, more broadly, the California Bay Area—has a rich and underexplored history of technological innovation, one that has driven transformations within the film industry from its first days. As early as 1872, Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic experiments under the patronage of railroad tycoon and former California governor Leland Stanford led to the invention of the zoopraxiscope, a method of projecting photographic frames in rapid succession to create short animated sequences. This breakthrough device paved the way for subsequent key developments in motion picture projection. Many of the earliest movie studios were built around the Bay Area. The largest and most famous was Essanay Studios, located in the town of Niles, which produced several films in Los Gatos in 1910-11. Iconic silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were among the many notable guests who visited Senator James Duval Phelan at Montalvo. Legendary Hollywood actresses Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland’s earliest performances took place at the estate in the 1930s, under the direction of their mother Lilian Fontaine, director of the Los Gatos Theater Workshop and an acclaimed actress in her own right. Today, the Bay Area film industry consists primarily of animation studios. Companies such as Pixar and Lucasfilm have merged art with innovation in computer technology to revolutionize animation, special effects, and sound. This legacy of cinematic invention and Silicon Valley’s broader tradition of fast-paced innovation have served as inspiration for Madrid/Montreal based artist Daniel Canogar. For his exhibition The Film Trilogy, the artist will showcase three multi-media installations in Montalvo Art Center’s Project Space Gallery in which he appropriates and repurposes obsolete cinematic technology. For Spin, Canogar reclaims one hundred discarded DVDs and uses their mirrored surfaces as a screen to project copied content, while combining the disc’s diverse soundtracks to create an immersive acoustic experience. In a related work, Tracks, the artist projects video animation over an environment constructed from VHS videotape. Flicker, another piece on view in the exhibition, is a projection over 35mm celluloid film. The source material for each projection incorporates elements from the history of cinema in the region, particularly the era of silent films and contemporary developments in animation and special effects. With its exploration of the accelerated speed of technological innovation, and our conditioned response to cast off old technologies in favor of new inventions, The Film Trilogy extends ZERO1’s examination of the relationship between art, technology, and place.

Created by Daniel Canogar with artistic engineering by Diego Mellado.

Artist Talk and Reception: October 12th at 6:30pm. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/518086108205217/

Project info: 

July 29 - October 14, 2012
Open Thursday through Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Admission is free
Artist Talk and Reception:
October 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Photo credit: Jorge Cosmen (Naritae Studio)

Daniel Canogar

lives and works in Madrid, Spain

Daniel Canogar is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He earned a master’s degree in photography from New York University and the International Center for Photography in 1990.

Artist website: 
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July 29 - October 14, 2012

Montalvo Arts Center

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Corinne Okada Takara

Seeking Shelter

Location

SoFA District, San Jose
400 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 48.0576" N, 121° 53' 9.5028" W

Commissioned by ZERO1 with the support of Target

The Seeking Shelter Design Challenge invites youth to creatively re-imagine the bus shelter. How can bus shelters encourage community interaction and serve broader community needs? Using cardboard and freeware tools, students assemble structures in physical and virtual spaces. Through the Slot Shelters website, teachers engage their students in creating a global dialog around community identity and bus shelter needs. The project culminates in two contests: an October contest for the conceptual cardboard model designs and a December contest for the refined designs created in Google SketchUp. The Seeking Shelter Design Challenge will also result in an online library of printable student-designed cards. The printable cards will allow visitors to www.slotshelters.com to select modular slot cards from the collection and build mini structures of their own.

To launch the challenge, an installation of a conceptual bus shelter accompanied by a hand-on workshop will be showcased at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial street exhibition, opening on September 14. It will bring people together in playful experimentation as they add components to the full scale model and assemble their own small models to photograph and add to the project site. Locally, the Seeking Shelter project attempts to anchor Silicon Valley with a sense of place through the re-envisioning of a community resting and gathering hub.

In-kind donations and sponsorships by
Pacific Paper Tube, Inc
Krause Center for Innovation
Makedo
Monkey Wrench Design

Project info: 

The project will be presented as part of the
2012 ZERO1 Biennial opening weekend from
September 14-16, 2012.
Free and open to the public

Corinne Okada Takara

lives and works in Cupertino, CA

Corinne Takara is an exhibiting artist and arts educator based in Cupertino, California. Takara's work examines patterns in the seemingly mundane artifacts of daily life and how these merge to reflect shifting visual vocabularies of rapidly changing communities. In her sculptural work, she blends precious fabrics, rice bags and simple discards such as food wrappers to bring to light the cascade of cultures people experienced through the sharing of food, clothing, and myths.

Artist twitter: 

@corinnetakara

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September 14-16, 2012

SoFA District

Public Art project. On display night and day.