Performance

Lucky Dragons

Actual Reality

Location

Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
37° 45' 33.2064" N, 122° 24' 39.7188" W

Presented by Southern Exposure, with support from ZERO1

 

In conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial’s performance series 9 Evenings, Lucky Dragons will perform their live score and multi-channel video work, written for four Bay Area flute players and a moiré pattern video feedback mixing program. Actual Reality is a term that we use as a foil to reflect upon nuanced degrees of the imaginary. In this performance, Lucky Dragons develops a multi-layered work, resynthesizing recordings of past iterations of the piece as presented in slightly different forms, uncentering the original work and allowing us to bounce between the various live and echoed components.

Project info: 

Friday, November 2
7:00pm-9:00pm
Free Admission

Lucky Dragons

live and work in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles based duo Lucky Dragons (Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck) creates performative works incorporating musical orchestration, live mixed video, and audience collaboration in a non-hierarchical multi-media spectacle.  

Artist website: 
No

November 2

Southern Exposure

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Three Bodies

Three Bodies

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation

Three dancers in illuminated costumes create a live video visualization of the elliptic-hyperbolic solution to the classic Pythagorean three-body problem. A custom light tracing application detects light emitted from LEDs on the dancers’ soft circuitry costumes to create a visual model of their trajectories across the 2D plane of the stage. This realtime graphic visualization is projected on a large screen behind the stage in order to provide the audience with a birds eye perspective of their complex motion.

The use of digital technologies presents challenges for contemporary choreographic methods as data visualization guides movement through performative space on scientifically accurate trajectories. Live accompaniment from three musicians enhances physical performance as each body is interpreted through movement and sound. Feelings of longing, connection, and isolation are intertwined as the bodies are flung apart by the same gravitational forces that draw them together.

Project info: 

September 14, 2012, 6pm - 12am
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

MACLA
510 South First Street San Jose, CA
Performance Times: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm

Three Bodies

live and work in Santa Cruz, CA

Three Bodies is an interdisciplinary collaboration between University of California, Santa Cruz professors Greg Laughlin (Astrophysics), Ted Warburton (Dance), Karlton Hester (Music) and lecturers Drew Detweiler and Lyès Belhocine (Digital Arts and New Media). The group is actively engaged in an on going research project to create a live visualization of the Pythagorean Three-Body problem through music, dance, and interactive technology.

Movement: Ted Warburton
Physics : Greg Laughlin
Sound: Karlton Hester 

Yes

September 14

SoFA District

no

Eve Sussman

Location

United States
37° 47' 8.3652" N, 122° 24' 4.4496" W
whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir

Eve Sussman, whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir (still), 2009-11; courtesy Eve Sussman

Project info: 

Discussion: September 27, 2012 at 7:00pm with Post-Show Q+A at 8:30pm
Screening: September 28-30, 2012, 11:00am-5:30pm

Admission: $5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium)
Phyllis Waters Theater

Eve Sussman’s whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir

September 27- 30, 2012

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater

SFMOMA is a nonprofit organization of over 375 people dedicated to the idea that art and museums can transform lives. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, SFMOMA hopes to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world.

SFMOMA has a long history of excellence in exhibiting and collecting the foremost artists and designers of our time. 

whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir is a film that unfolds uniquely with each screening.  The overarching narrative remains constant: we follow the story of Holz, a geophysicist in the dystopian Siberian town of City-A, who tries to unravel the methods and motives of his shadowy new employer.  Yet the manner in which the story unfolds is in endless flux.  The film is live-edited by a computer, dubbed the “Serendipity Machine,” whose algorithm assembles the film from a cache of thousands of video and sound fragments.  Poetic juxtapositions emerge and propel a narrative without beginning or end, but with an infinite number of middle moves. 

whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir 
Eve Sussman

September 27 - 30, 2012
Presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

100
no

Andrew Norman Wilson

Movement Materials and What We Can Do

Location

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
United States
37° 49' 46.974" N, 122° 31' 20.784" W

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts

Workers Leaving the GooglePlex investigates a top secret, marginalized class of workers at Google's international corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. Andrew Norman Wilson's film documents the yellow badge-wearing ScanOps Google Books workers, while simultaneously chronicling the complex events surrounding his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brother's 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within motion picture history, suggesting transformations and continuities in arrangements of labour, capital, media, and information. The ScanOps project is based on Google Books images in which software distortions, the scanning site, and the hands of ScanOps employees are visible. Through varied analog presentations of these images, the technologies and processes used are emphasized. These re-materializations are treated as photography— taking the form of framed image-sculptures, compiled in a mobile book-sculpture, and presented in a performance-lecture. In the performance-lecture, Andrew Norman Wilson employs corporate, academic and artistic lecture techniques to the intertwining concerns of both projects. Medium-specific considerations and various histories of the film, video, photography and publishing media are addressed, emphasizing the materiality of analog and digital media and the labor processes required for transitioning between these forms.

Project info: 

The performance is part of ZERO1's 9 evenings performance series, and will be presented by
Headlands Center for the Arts.
October 7, 2012
4:30pm
Dinner following at 6:30- registration required

Andrew Norman Wilson

lives and work in Chicago, IL

Andrew Norman Wilson currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.S. from Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication. He is a 2011 recipient of the Dedalus Foundation MFA fellowship and the Edward Ryerson Fellowship.

Artist website: 
No

October 7, 2012

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts

no

Robert Whitman

Local Report 2012

Location

Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
United States
37° 25' 41.8836" N, 122° 10' 7.788" W

Presented by Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts

Local Report 2012 is an international media and telecommunications work in which Robert Whitman will use live reports from approximately ninety participants in cities around the world to create a live sound and video performance and continuing installation, composing in real time what he calls "a cultural map of the world.” Local Report 2012 is the latest version of a performance concept that Whitman began in the 1972, in which reporters spread throughout New York City made calls over pay phones and the reports were broadcast on a local radio station. Over the years the performances have moved from pay phones to cell phones, to video cell phones coupled with the Internet; and the scope has expanded from one city to embrace the whole world. Though the scope is international, the title of the new work is Local Report 2012, as today the global is local. Local Report 2012 will be produced by Creative Time and will be performed on October 11, 2012, at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City. The Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa) will host a satellite performance at Stanford University, receiving live transmission of the performance on the west coast. This performance will be part of the the ZERO1 2012 Biennial program, “Seeking Silicon Valley.” There are two parts to the performance Local Report 2012: the live real-time gathering of the news reports and the display of the sound and video work. The live performance lasts approximately one hour. During the performance each reporter makes two calls to the performance area. One call will be to make and send a 20-second video clip of something in their city they choose to record. A second call will be a brief verbal description of what the reporter sees at that moment. At the control/performance center Whitman will receive the video images and sound descriptions from the reporters and send them to multiple speakers and video projectors. The video clips will come in live, and will be limited to 20 seconds long. The voice calls will be answered live by Whitman, who will determine the length of the call by hanging up and going on to the next voice report. After the performance, the video segments will be looped and shown on the large screen installation along with the looped sound reports for several weeks at both Stanford University and Eyebeam. Up to ninety reporters or teams of reporters in cities around the world will be recruited to participate during the hour of the performance. Their video cell phones will be equipped with special Local Report software developed by Shawn Van Every of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University in collaboration with students and faculty at Stanford University.

Local Report is the first step in a larger partnership between Robert Whitman and Stanford University marking Stanford's focus on Art and Technology.

Project info: 

The performance is part of ZERO1's 9 evenings performance series, and will be presented at 
Stanford University
550 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
October 11, 2012 at 3:45pm-5:00pm
Admission is FREE

Robert Whitman

lives and works in Warwick, NY

Robert Whitman is an outstanding American artist best known for creating non-narrative theater works rich in visual and sound images that incorporate actors, film, slides, sound, and evocative props in environments of his own making. Whitman was born in New York City in 1935. He studied literature at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1957 and art history at Columbia University in 1958.

No

October 11, 2012

Presented by Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts

no

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: 
No

November 8, 2012

Montalvo Arts Center


 

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Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert

The Artist is Elsewhere

Location

Performance Art Institute
75 Boardman Place, San Francisco, CA, 94103
United States
37° 46' 27.6564" N, 122° 24' 9.162" W

Presented by the Performance Art Institute

Conceptual artist duo Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert present The Artist is Elsewhere, an evening of remote-access performances. The event will take place on October 19th at The Performance Art Institute, located at 75 Boardman Place in San Francisco, California. Artists participating in the event include Linda FordJustin Charles Hoover, Second Front (organized by Scott Kildall), Sonya RapoportRoland Roos, Tiffany TrendaStoll and WachallLee WaltonGordon Winiemko, and Michael Zheng

The Artist is Elsewhere is a one-night-only event. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. The Performance Art Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue. Doors will open at 7:30pm and performances will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Space will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. This event will last approximately two hours. More information on tickets here.

The Artist Is Elsewhere
is a juxtaposition of radically different ways of existing in time and space. The performers participating in the event examine notions of absence and presence, physical and virtual, corporeal and mechanical to create inter-subjective dialogues mediated by technology. With an evocative nod to Marina Abramovic’s famous retrospective (called The Artist is Present), Fletcher and Reichert assembled artists who will deliver live performances somewhere outside the confines of PAI’s exhibition space; in office buildings, apartments, malls, street corners – anyplace else in the world. Each performance will be accessible to the evening’s attendees through televisual devices like telephones, video conferencing equipment, web cams, and other remote access technologies.

In keeping with the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial’s theme Seeking Silicon Valley, contributors to The Artist is Elsewhere examine the notion of labor in an increasingly sedentary working environment. In Silicon Valley, “work” means developing concepts, programming, filing patents, or closing deals. The Silicon Valley labor market specializes in privatized ideas, while the physical labor of manufacturing their products is handled elsewhere.

In Babula Rasa, the performers in Second Front use a Google Docs spreadsheet as a digital arena for a live networked performance of text, numbers, formulas, and formatting simultaneously contributed by participants located in the US, Canada, Britain, and Italy. In Weltschmerz made in Germany, Klaudia Stoll and Jaqueline Wachall (a.k.a. Stoll and Wachall) use Skype to deliver a performance from Berlin where their mock business aims to sell us an emotional sense of melancholy.

The Artist is Elsewhere is the first of three programs to be held at The Performance Art institute as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. Additionally, The Future Imagined: What’s Next? curated by Hanna Regev will open on November 9th, and the panel discussion Women, Art, and Technology: an uneasy access organized by Hanna Regev takes place on December 13th. 

Project info: 

October 19, 2012 at 8pm
at The Performance Art Institute
75 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA

Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert

live and work in Oakland, CA

Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert have been collaborating since 1999 on conceptually based performance works, interventions, writings, installations, videos, photography, and prints. The artists use their personal arguments to investigate the dynamic interplay between power and vulnerability and reveal how the struggle for power is manifest in society. Humorous, subtle, and always thought provoking, Fletcher and Reichert use their art to press emotional buttons and broaden our understanding of the human condition.

No

October 19, 2012

Performance Art Institute

no

Alonzo King, LINES Ballet dancers & Jim Campbell

World Premiere Collaboration

Location

YBCA's Novellus Theater
700 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
37° 47' 5.1612" N, 122° 24' 4.3812" W

Presented by Alonzo King's LINES Ballet

A World Premiere Collaboration between Jim Campbell and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Acclaimed San Francisco electronic artist Jim Campbell is known for exploding the moving image into three dimensions, with his creations of flickering grids of light part sculpture, part cinematic screen. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution. The collaboration of these two artists is the exciting kick-off of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s 30th anniversary year and is highly anticipated by both the visual arts and the dance worlds.

Campbell’s new stage-piece created for this premiere will incorporate thousands of computer-programmed LED spheres suspended from the light-grid of the LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Similar to his current installation in the atrium of SFMOMA, the spheres will project Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers moving as fleeting shadowlike figures, dissolving and resolving inside the chandelierlike matrix of the electronic piece, while underneath and equipped with their own LED spheres, the dancers will perform a full-evening work. Adding to the evening, San Francisco Adler Fellow and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani will perform live.

This ZERO1 event includes a hosted post-performance reception and an exclusive ZERO1 Q&A in the balcony with artist Jim Campbell and dance maker Alonzo King.
Purchase Tickets for the ZERO1 Biennial performance on Thursday October 25th and use promo code ZERO1 to recieve a 10% discount.

Project info: 

ZERO1 VIP Night October 25, 2012. Includes VIP reception and special talk with Alonzo King and Jim Campbell following the performance
Use promo code ZERO1 to recieve a 10% discount.
Additional performances October 19-28, 2012

Alonzo King, LINES Ballet dancers & Jim Campbell

based in San Francisco, CA

Alonzo King calls his works ‘thought structures’ created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. King has works in the repertories of the Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard St.

Artist twitter: 
No

October 19-28, 2012

Lam Research Theater @ YBCA
no

San Jose Taiko

Rhythm Spirit 2012: Taiko + Technology

Location

School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA
United States
37° 21' 9.9972" N, 121° 51' 18.504" W

Presented by San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko (SJT) presents its annual home season production at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Three performances: Friday Sept 21 at 8pm, Saturday Sept 22 at 2pm & 8pm. For this year's production SJT partners with ZERO1 and other multidisciplinary collaborators to create a rhythmic and visual landscape using the taiko as a contemporary dynamic medium.

Project info: 

This project is presented as part of the ZERO1 Biennial 9 Evenings Performance Series
Performance dates: Friday Sept 21 at 8pm
Saturday Sept 22 at 2pm & 8pm

San Jose Taiko

based in San Jose, CA

San Jose Taiko has a long-term vision of establishing a Taiko Conservatory, the first of its kind in the United States, to serve as a national resource for this vibrant Asian American art form. Through the Taiko Conservatory, San Jose Taiko is committed to providing professional development opportunities, technical assistance, and a comprehensive array of support and information about North American Taiko to individuals and organizations around the world.

Artist website: 
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September 21-22, 2012

San Jose Taiko

no