Exhibition

Ryan & Trevor Oakes

New Work by Ryan & Trevor Oakes

Location

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
116 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley CA 94720
United States
37° 52' 11.5716" N, 122° 15' 18.7092" W

Presented by the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley

Brothers and collaborators, Ryan and Trevor Oakes create detailed drawings which mimic both the details and the shape of human vision. Using a system of their own invention, the Oakes twins employ split focus and a curved easel to render illusionistic space in three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. Sculptures in cardboard and early matchstick studies further articulate the artists' conception of light rays as they intersect with the human eye to create images of space and volume. 

Project info: 

September 12-October 6, 2012 

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Photo credit: Tim Seltzer

Ryan & Trevor Oakes

live and work in New York, NY

Colorado-born visual artists and twin brothers, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, have been engaged in a conversation about the nuances of vision since they were children. They explored their mutual fascination with vision throughout grade school and during college at Cooper Union's School of Art in New York City. Since graduating they've continued their dialogue through a body of jointly built art pieces that address human vision, light, perception, and the experience of space and depth in the particular way they have come to understand it.

Artist website: 
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September 12-October 6, 2012

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley

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Spell on You

Locations

United States
United States
The 7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Mediacity Seoul 2012)
Project info: 

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00AM-8:00PM

Spell on You

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Presented by the 7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Mediacity Seoul 2012)

The 7th edition ‘Spell on You’ proposes to explore the overpowering influence of a spell, encapsulated in the song ‘I Put a Spell on You’ by Scream’ Jay Hawkins, an American blues singer and songwriter. This exhibition will question the wider technological means of utilizing the media in the 21st century, and expose the current social and political contexts in which the recent phenomena of Social Networking Services such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have globally surfaced the Internet. The exhibition brings together new and recent works by approximately fifty international artists from all over the world. Artistic Director: Jinsang YOO (Critic and curator based in Seoul, Professor of Project Arts at Kaywon School of Art and Design) Co-curators: Yukiko SHIKATA (Independent curator and critic based in Tokyo), Olof van WINDEN(Director of Todays Art, Director of Netherlands Media Art Institute), Dooeun CHOI(Creative Director of Nabi Art Center, Co-curator of Zero1 Biennale)

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Locations

United States
United States
37° 19' 38.712" N, 121° 53' 2.6736" W
2nd Int'l Techstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

Lively Motion of the Earth, 2012, by Emiko Nakano

Project info: 

August 7 – October 14, 2012

August 7 – October 14, 2012

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles promotes the history and appreciation of the international art of quilts and textiles. Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.

Presented by the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) is an exhibition of contemporary artists that are merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes: as a medium of artistic expression and/or in the content of their work. Jurors Janet Koplos, Barbara Layne, and Christine Tarkowski selected work that showcases the myriad possibilities of textile and technology and explores this provocative new direction in artistic evolution. Work includes digitally printed fabrics and quilts, digital jacquard weaving, digital imaging, inkjet printing, laser engraving, 3D software, heat-press lamination, and fabrication using new man made-materials and recycled elements from the wellspring of waste from the computer industry. Emerging artists and well-established practitioners are a part of this 2nd ITAB Biennial that connects with the larger ZERO1 exhibitions and festival.

2nd Int'l Techstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)
Group Exhibition
August 7 – October 14, 2012

Presented by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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Seeking Silicon Valley

Locations

United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
Biennial Exhibition at the ZERO1 Garage
Project info: 

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

September 12-December 8, 2012

Opening Events Sept 12-16
Extended Hours

ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. Working with some of the most fertile and creative minds from the worlds of art, science, design, architecture, and technology, ZERO1 produces the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology and the ZERO1 Garage where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges.

Under the thematic Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial proposes that contemporary art practice can re-imagine the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley. However, the ZERO1 Biennial is not only about the geographical region of Silicon Valley; it’s about investigating how the process of seeking can create a platform for creativity and experimentation centered in Silicon Valley while inviting contributions from around the world.

 

ZERO1’s Biennial exhibition, also titled Seeking Silicon Valley, will remain on display at the ZERO1 Garage from September 12 - December 8, 2012 and will serve as the network hub for all Biennial programming. The exhibition features the work of 24 artists representing 11 different countires.

 

Reflecting the networked nature of Silicon Valley, the exhibition structure experiments with a networked model of collaborative curation. The curatorial team includes Jaime Austin (ZERO1’s Curator and Director of Programs) as Lead Curator, and exhibition co-curators Dooeun Choi (South Korea), Gisela Domschke (Brazil), Michelle Kasprzak (Canada/the Netherlands), and Regina Möller (Germany).

Seeking Silicon Valley Artist List: 
Christopher Baker - Murmur Study (2009)

Lucas Bambozzi Mobile Crash v2 [obsolescence trimmer] (2012)
Aram Bartholl 
Dead Drops (2010 - present)

Nelly Ben Hayoun - International Space Orchestra (2012)
Maurice Benayoun 
Tunnels Around the World (2012)
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács 
Time and Again (2011)
Shu Lea Cheang 
Baby Work (2012)
Frederik De Wilde 
Scan, Hostage prototype 1.0, V01D-1 (2010/2012)
Gambiologia
 - Gambiological Armor (2008/2012)
Christopher Haas 
Discovery - the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial exhibition design
Lynn Hershman Leeson 
Present Tense (2012)
Wendy Jacob 
Squeeze Chair (Blueprint) (2012)
Eduardo Kac
 - Aromapoetry (2011)
Pe Lang 
Moving objects | nº 692 - 803 (2012) and Falling objects | positioning systems (2009-2012)
Jae Rhim Lee 
Decomp Me (2012)
MeatMedia 
Brain Station 2 (2012)
Michael Najjar 
nasdaq_80-09 (2008-2010)
Marisa Olson 
Star Trek TNG/TLG (2011)
Karina Smigla-Bobinski 
ADA (2010)
Hojun Song 
Open Source Satellite Initiative – the first launching (2008 - present)
Stamen Design 
The City from The Valley (2012)
Stephanie Syjuco 
FREE TEXT: The Open Source Reading Room (2012)
Thomas Thwaites
 - The Toaster Project (2010)
Jegan Vincent de Paul 
Compare+Contrast:Codes of Conduct (2012)
   
   

ZERO1 Exhibition Design, concept image, courtesy of Christopher Haas

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Rene Yung

City Beneath the City: An Installation by Rene Yung

Location

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 39.9324" N, 121° 53' 2.832" W

Presented by San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Silicon Valley stands as an emblem of the future, the site of revolutionary technology that will change our lives. Yet, the story of the city at its center remains firmly rooted in the past. City Beneath the City unearths one alternative history of Silicon Valley in an attempt to complicate the dominant narratives of this renowned geography. At the height of its existence, the Market Street Chinatown, located at the intersections of Market and San Fernando Streets in downtown San José (a ten minute walk from the ICA), was the largest Chinese community anywhere in the U.S. outside of San Francisco. It flourished both economically and culturally from the 1860s until it was burned in an arson fire in 1887. Nearly a century later, the site of Market Street Chinatown was redeveloped to build the Fairmont Hotel and the Silicon Valley Financial Center. Archeologists unearthed what was left at the location only to discover one of the most important excavation sites of Overseas Chinese materials in the United States at the time. City Beneath the City exhibits a collection of artifacts from the original excavation of the Market Street Chinatown site. Ceramic bowls, glass wares and and broken objects. Each object is presented with equal importance; yet as a whole, the repeated and varied textures, patterns and fragments will render a physical and tactile field. This visual experience seeks to elicit an emotional response, drawing on the viewers’ memories and assumptions of what these domestic, broken and antique objects may represent in the context of a contemporary art space. Through supporting materials including maps, photography, and wall labels, a surprising narrative of a once thriving Chinatown in downtown San Jose, where these object were once from, will unfold for the viewer. By presenting the installation in a contemporary art space and within the context of the ZERO1 Biennial’s thematic Seeking Silicon Valley, we hope to charge the objects with visual and emotional resonance in order to ignite dialogue on issues ranging from immigration policies, labor, minority struggles, land and urban development.


Project info: 

May 26 - September 16, 2012
Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Sunday, September 16th

Rene Yung

Rene Yung is an internationally exhibiting artist, designer, writer and thinker, whose poetic and incisive works fluidly cross disciplines to address social and cultural issues in the globalized environment. She develops innovative forms of civic engagement that connect people, history, and place, to reveal overlooked patterns and articulate hidden narratives. Her work has been exhibited at international venues including TransCulture, part of the 46th Venice Biennale; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Artist website: 
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May 26 - September 16, 2012

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

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Mark Hansen and Jer Thorp

Before Us is the Salesman’s House

Location

eBay, Building 17
2211 North First Street San Jose, CA 95131
United States
37° 22' 38.136" N, 121° 55' 23.2536" W

Pop-Up Installation commissioned by eBay Inc. for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial

Before Us is the Salesman’s House (2012) is a large-scale projection on the entry façade of eBay Inc.’s north campus. The generative, live software system is, in the artist’s own words, “an investigation of eBay as a cultural artifact” that ties together texts, objects, and transactions pulled directly from visualizations of data from both the eBay and PayPal branches of the company to create stories that reveal societal trends. The open-ended work is framed around an exploration of geographic and temporal patterns within the eBay ecosystem, and anchored on excerpts of text from classic literature for sale on the site. The title references an excerpt from the first act of Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman.

This work will also be presented at the ZERO1 Urban Screen as a means of networking the eBay campus to the Biennial hub in downtown San Jose.

Project info: 

September 12 - October 12, 2012
This project will be open to the
public at eBay's North Campus
Open Hours: Coming soon
Admission is free

Mark Hansen and Jer Thorp

live and work in New York, NY

Mark Hansen and Jer Thorp have collaborated on data-focused projects in various media since 2010. Their projects are typically exploratory and open-ended, offering to the viewer both serendipity and continued opportunities for dialog. Collectively, their participatory and data-focused work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, at, The Whitney Museum of American Art, in the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, and in the London Science Museum.

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September 12-October 12, 2012

eBay Inc Headquarters

Public Art project. On display night and day.

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.

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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Mel Day

Stanford Memorial Church (Light & Sound)

Location

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto CA 94303
United States
37° 26' 39.5808" N, 122° 8' 23.0388" W

Presented by the Palo Alto Art Center

Palo Alto-based interdisciplinary artist Mel Day and Jeanne C. Finley will present a two-channel media-and surround-sound installation that explores communal, contemplative, and transitional experiences through the effects of light, sound, sight, and imagination. Threshold brings together voices of members of the Threshold Choir—an a capella group trained to sing at bedside for patients in hospice and palliative care—with voices from residents at Palo Alto’s Lytton Garden’s Senior Community. Jonathan Abel, Consulting Professor, and Michael Wilson, a graduate student at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, processes the singer’s recorded voices to simulate the reverberant quality of a performance in Stanford’s Memorial Church. Through these transformed sounds of song and a video installation that includes a time-lapse sequence of the changing light in the Church sanctuary from sunrise to sunset, Day and Finely’s Threshold transports the residents of Lytton Gardens and memorializes its residents who have passed away.

Mel Day’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout the Bay Area, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, and internationally in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Toronto. She received an M.F.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is represented by Peak Gallery in Toronto. Jeanne C. Finley, a Guggenheim Fellow and Media Arts Professor at California College of the Arts, has exhibited at the MOMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and in the Whitney Biennial. Her work is represented by the Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco. Day and Finley would like to acknowledge the support of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University. 

The Art Center is very excited to be a partner in the project and their facility will be open for folks to visit starting October 6th.

Part of the exhibition Community Creates at the Palo Alto Art Center, October 6, 2012-April 14, 2013

Project info: 

October 6, 2012-April 17, 2013
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Mel Day

Mel Day and Jeanne C. Finley

lives and works in Northern California

Mel Day is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, designer, and experimental contemplative working across a range of media including video, sound, drawing, photography, and social practice. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Southern Exposure Art Gallery and the San Francisco Film Society (San Francisco); the Berlin Office (Germany); Peak Gallery (Toronto); Pacific Film Archive and Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley). She was recently awarded the John D. and Susan P.

Artist website: 
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October 2012 - April 2013

Palo Alto Art Center

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Ranu Mukherjee

Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes

Location

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 20' 0.4632" N, 121° 53' 25.8" W

Produced and presented by the San Jose Museum of Art

Ranu Mukherjee's Beta Space exhibition 'Telling Fortunes' includes an audio installation by sound designer Mike Maurillo set in a simulated park space in the enclosed outdoor area adjacent to the gallery. September 15 from 2:30-4:30PM Mike Maurillo will be in the gallery performing a partially improvised score for the two hybrid films included in the exhibition, normally viewed in silence. In addition to enhancing the film viewing experience, the score will provide an immersive audio environment for those who prefer to wander around, in and out of the exhibition.

The score mixes Asian electronica and dub music with some of the recorded material gathered in the making of 'Telling Fortune'; bees swarming, piped-in birds, conversations and hexagrams from the I-ching, which are also audible in the outdoor installation. Built from sampled, recorded and original sounds into iterations of loops, it adds a dimension to the 4-6 minute films by creating an aural transformation with each repeat and amplifies the creolized perspective which the films attempt to induce.
 
Project info: 

Exhibition: August 18, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults $5 seniors, students

Performance: September 15 from 2:30pm-4:30pm

 

Ranu Mukherjee

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Ranu Mukherjee is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes hybrid films, works on paper, and collaborative projects. Her recent work focuses on processes of creolization, the figure of the nomad, speculative narratives, and the visual and political history of 19th-century Indian lithographs. Ranu co-created the collaborative artist orphan drift in London in the 1990s and has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally. She is represented by Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern, which hosted her first solo exhibition in the United States in 2011.

Artist website: 
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August 18, 2012 - January 13, 2013

San Jose Museum of Art

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