Exhibition

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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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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Performance Art Institute

Locations

United States
United States
37° 46' 27.6564" N, 122° 24' 9.162" W
The Future Imagined: What's Next?
Project info: 

November 9, 2012 - January 15, 2013

November 9, 2012 - January 15, 2013

Performance Art Institute

The Performance Art Institute (PAI) is a new and exciting multifaceted art space dedicated to performance art and issues that matter in our society and culture. At the core of our program is our artist-in-residence program, which is one of the first and only of its kind. Housing and showcasing new genre artists connected to performance, film, video, sound and avant-garde music, our artist-in-residence program focuses on the development and presentation of new work created in the freethinking and accessible atmosphere of PAI and San Francisco. 

Creativity, innovation, and evolution are the hallmarks of the Silicon Valley, a world leader in technological breakthroughs that often bring progress and societal benefits. Silicon Valley is hub of invention, innovation and discovery where great ideas become greater realities. The Future Imagined: What’s Next? is an exhibition that will offer glimpses of uncharted territories in our, “new brave world.” That is changing in fundamental ways as we navigate in unchartered territories. Inspired by innovations all around the globe, invited artists will engage emergent technologies, to create new visions and imaginative objects for the future challenging us to experience the enigma called Silicon Valley in new terms. The Future Imagined salutes the invention and vitality that defines Silicon Valley and how it interfaces with industries such as genetics, MRI, energy, robotics, augmented reality, information design, architecture and urban design. The exhibition highlights the interplay between artists, technologists and scientists as they converge to artistically test the limits of what is possible in a technologically driven world.

The Future Imagined will feature interactive models, electronic objects multimedia digital video, augmented reality, sound installations, emerging forms and new genres installations. These works will seek to facilitate a fresh discourse about contemporary art in the Digital Age: One that is deeply rooted in the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley.

Participating artists include Kirkman Amyx, Michael Bartalos, Chris Bell, JD Beltran (collaboration with Nigel Poor), Philip Alden Benn (collaboration with Peter Belkin), Guillermo Bert, Antonio Cortez, Nicholas de Monchaux, Allan de Souza, Ala Ebtekar, Sean Fletcher, Michal Gavish, Daniel Jushua Goldstein, Laura Greig, Farley Gwazda, Robin Hill, Theodora Varnay Jones, Pantea Karimi (collaboration with Daniel Konhauser), Carrie Katz, Jon Kuzmich, David Middlebrook, Penny Nii, Luke Ogrydziak, Maggie Orth, Nigel Poor, Renee Rhodes, Tim Roseborough, Paolo Salvagione, Tessie Barrera Scharaga, DC Spensley, Scott Summit, Corinne Whitaker, and Kenneth Wilkes.

The Future Imagined: What's Next?
Performance Art Institute
November 9, 2012 - January 15, 2013 

Presented by Performance Art Institute

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Ars Virtua

V2V

Co-commissioned by ZERO1 and the Ural Industrial Biennial, Russia

Valley to Valley, is a collaboration of artists, art historians, and social scientists exploring the similarities and differences between the sister cities San José, California and Yekaterinburg, Russia. San Jose is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is world renown for innovation and technology. On the contrary, Titanium Valley is a technological area scheduled to break ground near Yekaterinburg.

Silicon Valley is located in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Formerly the Valley of Hearts Delight, which was known primarily for agriculture and orchards. The area originally supplied the majority of produce and fruit to the surrounding area. Now the Valley is a global hub for innovative and cutting-edge technology.

Titanium Valley is the prospective home for large-scale industry project funded by the Russian government. Located near Salda in the URAL Federal District of Russia, the impending project aims to build up the regions economy by creating globally competitive products based around the high concentration of titanium in the area.

V2V is a research-based project aiming to align the similarities and differences between Silicon Valley and the prospective Titanium Valley. The project was shown at Innoprom 2012 and will be shown at both Zero1 Biennial in San José, California and the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia. 

Design and Translation by Vera Fainshtein (http://www.kitschisnotfor.me/)

Project info: 

This project is part of the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial
September 13- October 22, 2012
Also on display at the TechShop San Jose
from Sept 12-16, 2012

Ars Virtua

lives and works in San Jose, CA

Ars Virtua is a self selecting collective of artists, educators, scientists, students and other interested parties. Ars Virtua was founded as an art space and new media center in the virtual environment of Second Life in late 2006. Ars Virtua has hosted and curated half a dozen exhibitions (physical and virtual), a conference, workshops and public presentations dealing with virtual spaces, art, democracy, resistance and the connection between digital and physical.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ulitsa+Dobrolyubova,+19%D0%90,+Leninskiy+rayon,+Ekaterinburg,+Sverdlovskaya+oblast',+Russia,+620014&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=56.830926,60.604756&sspn=0.01174,0.042272&t=h&geocode=Fc4rYwMdVMGcAw&hnear=Ulitsa+Dobrolyubova,+19%D0%90,+Ekaterinburg,+Russia,+620014&z=15

No

September 13 - October 22, 2012

2nd Ural Industrial Biennial
And TechShop San Jose

no

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: 
No

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.