Artist

ZERO1 EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Young-Whan Bae

The Sigh of Fukushima

Curated by Dooeun Choi for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with support from the National Endownment for the Arts

The Sigh of Fukushima, 2012, Three-channel video with sound, 9 min 30 sec.

The Sigh of Fukushima documents the artist and a Japanese sociologist‘s visit to the site of the nuclear disaster in Japan. The video juxtaposes the beautiful seascape of the region with the ruins of the city seen through the eyes of the two observers, and the absolute devastation it depicts arouses feeling of empathy from the viewers in their stark contrast. The subtitle text which accompanies the two screens records a conversation between Bae and the scholar. The dialogue, which begins with the simple yet profound question “how are you?”, captures their sincere empathy for the pain of the victims. When considering the historical relationship between Korea and Japan, and the level of animosity between the two countries that still resides in our society today, the artist’s message of truce and compassion leaves even deeper emotional impact.

Project info: 

ZERO1 Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street
Screenings through December 8, 2012

Young-Whan Bae

lives and works in Seoul, Korea

Young-Whan Bae (b. 1967 Seoul, Korea) studied Oriental Painting at Hongik University. He is an artist who follows the style of Korean Minjung art of the early eighties from the realm of young people's underground culture. Bae was awarded the Young Artist of Korean Art Culture in 2004. Selected solo exhibitions are Nahmoo Gallery in Seoul (1997), Kumho Museum of Art in Seoul (1999), Iljoo Art House in Seoul (2002), and Art Space Pool in Seoul (2005).

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Through Dec 8, 2012

ZERO1 Urban Screen

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Kyounwon Moon & Joonho Jeon

News from Nowhere

Curated by Dooeun Choi for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with support from the National Endownment for the Arts

News from Nowhere (2011) begins with contemplating the social function and role of art. Initially proposed by two artists, Kyungwon Moon & Joonho Jeon, the project aims to reflect upon the direction that contemporary art practices - and society as a whole - are taking, while also envisioning the future through collaborative projects with artists, designers, and architects. Furthermore, experts from other diverse fields - education, economics, politics, culture, and religion - will join this practical platform for an in-depth conversation that aims to examine art practices and suggest a better vision for the future.

Project info: 

ZERO1 Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street
Screenings through December 8, 2012

Kyungwon Moon & Joonho Jeon

live and work in Seoul, Korea

MOON received her M.F.A in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and M.F.A/B.F.A from Ewha Womans University. Some of MOON’s selected solo exhibitions include GreenHouse at Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul (2010) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (2004). She has also participated in several group exhibitions including dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012); A Silent Voice at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2010); A Different Similarity at Bochum Museum, Bochum (2010); Central Istanbul, Istanbul (2009), and more.

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Through Dec 8, 2012

ZERO1 Urban Screen

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Danielle Siembieda

Healthy Art Program: An Energy Smart Exhibition

The Healthy Art Program, created by The Art Inspector, is an ongoing project with an art and curatorial focus. The purpose of the project is to assess the energy consumption, material use and environmental impact of art making and to educate artists about lowering their carbon footprints. Five Santa Clara County artists, Therese May, Shannon Amidon, Lori Krein, Genevieve Hastings and Christine Canepa, agreed to participate in an eco-makeover.

The five artists allowed The Art Inspector into their studios to conduct an audit of their art supplies as well as an energy assessment of their working spaces and use of power tools. Based on these assessments, The Art Inspector made some studio modifications and gave the artists tools to track their energy consumption.

Additionally, The Art Inspector supplied all of the artists with green art-making materials that have a low carbon footprint, lessening the environmental impact of their work. Some of these included replacing lighting with CFL bulbs, monitoring use of power tools, using natural mineral pigments and non-forest paper products. All of the artworks in The Energy Smart Exhibition feature the new green materials and reflect the transformation of thought, application and practice undergone by each artist. The transformation of the artists and their work can be tracked through the artists’ blog at https://artinspector.org/blog.

Project info: 

Free and Open to the public 24/7
April - December 2012
San Jose Windows Gallery
4th Street between Santa Clara and San Fernando St in downtown San Jose, CA

Danielle Siembieda

lives in Oakland and works in San Jose, CA

The Art Inspector is a third party certification agent that examines the environmental impact of art process and practice. Art Inspector works with interested agents such as curators, artists, collectors, and others in order to pre-qualify artists who pass a standard of environmental stewardship.

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Public Art project. On display night and day.

Steve Durie and Bruce Gardner

San Carlos Lantern Project - Lumileds

The impetus for this project came out of the San Jose Dept. Public Works project funds for the San Carlos Streetscape upgrade and also a Donation of Leds from Phillips Lumileds Leds. Having been commissioned from the city to design a public art project that coincides with the San Carlos Streetscape upgrade, we have settled a specific design, that we have been presenting to both internal city bureau as well as various committee’s for public review. In the current design we are building a series of 8 vertical displays ~ 6 feet in height, each of which will be attached to street lamps. The displays and lamps will be installed on the south-side of San Carlos street from 4 th to Market.

Each display is designed to illuminate various color combinations, and create pulsing, chase and syncing light patterns. Each display when installed would have a control system and series of sensors. One sensor would be a large ‘crosswalk-like’ button at the base of the street pole, which would encourage passersby to tap, rhythmic triggering of the light displays.

The control system for each LED strip would have a short loop memory of being able to play back each percussive sequence after a user is done playing. This would be analogous to creating a short rhythmic phrase that could be played over for about half a minute. The installation of this on the street, would create the spontaneous interaction of playing a light based instrument/game like the early electronic memory game called 'simon'.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_(game).

As a group, they will be visible down the street as a series of vertical lights. Each unit could be ‘played with’ by the public, as they make their way down the street. As multiple people get involved with them, there are various opportunities of play possible.

photo: Steve Durie

Steve Durie and Bruce Gardner

live and work in San Jose, CA

Steve Durie and Bruce Gardner had the great fortune to have previously collaborated for 10 years (1997-2007) in the art/business hybrid C5 Corporation, of which they are all founding members. They are now working on a variety of projects together and not looking back.

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Public Art project. On display night and day.

Kelsey Innis, Anna Billstrom, Helen Mair

REACT – an artwork reaction trader
Created to inspire visitor interaction during the ZERO1 Biennial, React is designed as a forum for visitors to respond to the artworks they are experiencing. Presenting more intimate and crowd-curated feedback than is available with twitter or facebook, React hopes to delight and surprise users, potential leading to further forms of interaction.
 
Built into the Biennial's guide app, React invites visitors to share their reactions to work of art they are viewing via text or drawing. Participant are presented with 2 other anonymous responses to the same work. A simple voting system creates the crowd sourced and crowd curated gallery of critiques for each work in the Biennial.
 
React uses geolocation to help users know which artworks are in there vicinity, aiming to create a realtime response.
Kelsey Innis, Anna Billstrom, Helen Mair

live and work in San Francisco, CA & London, UK

The React team formed during the ZERO1 HackFlux weekend at San Francisco's The Glint in June 2012. With complimentary skills the team quickly conceived, designed and built the React prototype over the weekend. The project then was selected for inclusion in the Biennial's guide. The team have since collaborated together on other projects.

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kristin neidlinger / SENSOREE

SENSOREE GER Play-formance

SENSOREE GER Play-formance is a vignette of games which inspire the participants to use their bodies as the joystick. With SENSOREEs GER - Galvanic Extimacy Responder - Mood Sensor designs, players learn to control their calm and excited states, communicate their moods through reflective feedback, and experiment with “effecting the affect of the other.”

A portion of the SENSOREE Gym will be installed. The SENSOREE Gym is sensory circuit training. A network of SENSOREE Apparatus provides a series of exercises that realigns the sensorium – the body’s ability to assimilate stimuli. This experience reboots the body and focuses the mind. http://sensoree.com/artifacts/sensoree-gym/

Some photos of work in progress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sensoree/sets/72157630508177480/       

 

Project info: 

September 14, 2012, 6:00pm - 12:00am
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

Inflatable SNS (2009), photo by Defne Beyce

Kristin Neidlinger / SENSOREE

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

kristin neidlinger —  future concepts design, sensoree founder — crafts phenomenal technology to enhance and expand physical embodiment. She is interested in how technology increases body awareness and to what extents. kristin has a past as a classically trained ballerina, Dance Medicine Specialist, and kinetic costume designer. She holds an MFA in Interactive Design from CCA, 2010, and has performed and exhibited works from Berlin to Belgium to Brazil.

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September 14, 2012

SoFA District

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BIOS design collective

Colonia Techne

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

The project is an interactive pavilion that will engage the public through sight and sound. The person experiencing the project will move through a “net” of sensors that interpret movement, sound and proximity and re-interpret that information as a display of light and sound. Colonia Techne will react to its environment and create a new environment through interpretation, thereby changing the paradigm of a typical structure from environmental control to environmental responsiveness. This project takes systemic cues from the cooperative nature of corral reefs. In corral reefs many individuals work in unison (coral polyps) to create the overall reef. Each individual responds to environmental factors that affect the final reef structure. Environmental factors include heat, light, food etc.

Colonia Techne is made using CNC (computer numerical control) milling, which provides for precision cutting allowing designers to explore new methods of and materials for building.

Project info: 

On view at 300 S. 1st Street
from September 12, 2012 - February 2013
Free and open to the public

BIOS Design Collective

live and work in San Francisco, CA

BIOS Design Collective is a working group of academic and professional designers--Jess Austin, Ripon DeLeon, and Charles Lee--exploring the application of biological patterns to architecture. Technology is a biological process; a prosthetic extension of the human condition. BIOS Design Collective sees the built environment as a living organism, dynamic and evolving in symbiosis with our own evolution.

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September 12, 2012 - February 2013

300 S. 1st Street

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Jean Dubois and Chloé Lefebvre

By Means Of A Sigh

Curated by Dooeun Choi for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with support from the National Endownment for the Arts

By Means Of A Sigh (2008) is a video installation allowing the viewers to interact with giant sized video images projected in a public space. Two faces seen in profile are connected to one another other by a chewing gum bubble that they can both inflate and deflate. The viewer can call a phone number displayed on the screen and blow into his cell phone to animate the characters’ respiratory movement. This interaction will go on until the balance is broken and the bubble bursts on one side, separating the characters. Here, the viewer becomes accomplice to the characters, the work, and to other viewers. Thus, he is placed in an equivocal position where he can maintain or break the image equilibrium.

Project info: 

ZERO1 Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street
Premieres September 13 at 9pm
With additional screenings through December 8, 2012

Jean Dubois & Chloé Lefebvre

live and work in Montreal, Canada

Jean Dubois produces media installations that deal, in a poetic and critical way, with interpersonal relationships in order to produce the effects of encounters with characters and environments. He teaches at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques of Université du Québec à Montréal, co-leads the Groupe de recherche et de création Interstices and serves on the board of directors of VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine.

Artist website: 
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Premieres September 13 at 9pm

ZERO1 Urban Screen

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Ground Control: an Opera in Space

Commissioned by ZERO1 Biennial with support from Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Montalvo Arts Center, the Science and Technology Corporation, Taksha University and V2_

When: Thursday, September 13th at 7pm

Where: ZERO1 Biennal Urban Screen, 300 S. 1st Street, San Jose

What: Ground Control: an Opera in Space inspired by our desire to understand the universe and rocket-propel our souls to further galaxies. 
Join the International Space Orchestra - an assembly of star-spangled space scientists from NASA AmesSingularity UniversityInternational Space University and the SETI Institute - as they perform the world premiere of: Ground Control: An Opera in Space - a unique drama of non-terrestrial communication and the techno-wonders of mission control rooms.

Afterwards: Come and party with the International Space Orchestra!
The concert is followed by the ZERO1 Biennial Opening Party, join the International Space Orchestra, artists and friends
9:00pm-11:00pm at the ZERO1 Garage
Free with RSVP (limited passes available) reserve via Eventbrite

RSVP for the International Space Orchestra after-party

The International Space Orchestra, directed and created by Nelly Ben Hayoun, is an experiential and hybrid research laboratory, where space scientists have been invited to implement, deconstruct, perform, sing, mix, modify, and design musical acts in a control room.

In this tangential reality, your Flight Controller conducts arias and the Payload Officer works a baritone sax, while the Capsule Communicator is on the triangle. 

Merging science, technology, design and opera - Ground-Control: An opera in Space aims to reach the final frontier.
Project info: 

September 13th, 7pm
ZERO1 Biennial Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street parking lot, San Jose
Free and open to the public

Nelly Ben Hayoun directing the International Space Orchestra

Created and directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, performed by space scientists. Featuring music written by Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn with Bobby Womack; Maywa Denki and Penguin Café's Arthur Jeffes. Lyrics by Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic. Musical director: two-time Grammy Award winner, Evan Price.

Artist website: 
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September 13, 2012

300 S. 1st street

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