June 2010

Todd Chandler & Jeff Stark

A DIY theater, junked cars, Future Films.   If it doesn't ring a bell, watch the video to find out about the 01SJ Biennial's Empire Drive-In being created by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark.


An Evening with Christian Moeller

Hands by Christian Moeller

In honor of Christian Moeller and Hands, San Jose's largest public artwork, the San Jose Public Art Program and ZER01 invite you to an evening with Christian Moeller tonight, Wednesday, June 2.  This is your opportunity to hear the story behind the hands and meet the faces behind this innovative public artwork.

Wednesday, June 2

7:30pm - 8:30 (refreshments served)

ZER01's HQ: 152 N. 3rd St., Suite 201, San Jose

Please RSVP to: info@zero1.org

Kitchen Budapest is selected for xClinic/Pachube project at the 01SJ Biennial

ZER01 in collaboration with xClinic and Pachube.com posted an open call for proposals to create environmental health projects and lifestyle experiments that make use of Pachube. The selected proposal, Beat Your Mouse Movment by Kitchen Budapest, will be featured as part of the Out of the Garage, Into the World program at the 2010 01SJ Biennial.

Brody Condon, Somewhere on the Floor

Somewhere on the Floor, 2010

Artist Brody Condon will be presenting Level Five, a 3-day live role playing event based on popular self actualization seminars which originated in the West Coast in the early 1970’s, at the 01SJ Biennial in September.

His work Somewhere on the Floor, was just performed in New York, check it out:

Vote for your favorite Silicon Valley textile pattern!

At SubZER0 this past Friday night, artist Corinne Okada conducted a free digital textile design lab workshop at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Now you can select your favorite publicly created textiles submitted to the Fusionwear sv contest. Voting from June 5th to June 11th.

Click here to vote

The pattern selected by the public will be integrated into designs shown during the exhibition, Silicon Valley Textiles, Corinne Okada and Colleen Quen that will open during the 01SJ Biennial in September.

Official project site:


San Francisco's City Centered Festival

ZER01’s Executive Director, Joel Slayton will be a Keynote speaker this Saturday, June 12th for the City Centered Festival Symposium.  The City Centered Festival is a free, three-day festival of locative media and urban community in San Francisco. It includes demonstrations and installations in the Tenderloin district, a symposium in the Mission district and community training workshops. Come listen to Joel’s talk on The Nature of Path/Minimal Dislocation and while you are in area check out Urban Remix performance by 01SJ Biennial artist Carl DiSalvo and Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche.

City Centered Symposium will be:

June 11-12, 2010

at KQED Studios

2601 Mariposa Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Urban Remix will be held at:

The Luggage Store Gallery

1007 Market Street

Performance June 13, 2010

12:30 - 3:00pm

Digitalarti New Mobile Applications

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The Creation of a 13-foot Trojan Horse

Victoria Scott and Scott Killdal

San Francisco based artists Victoria Scott and Scott Kildall just launched the Kickstarter campaign for Gift Horse – a project for the 01SJ Biennial co-commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art and ZERO1.

Stephen Vitiello on the High Line in New York

Stephen Vitiello's new multi-channel sound installation A Bell For Every Minute is a site-specific work commissioned for the High Line in New York City.

For the 01SJ Biennial, Vitiello has curated a midnight concert series by contemporary sound artists that will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at midnight inside one of San Jose’s historic venues, Trinity Cathedral.

Thursday, September 16

Olivia Block, untitled composition for piano, field recordings, sine waves

Friday, September 17

Applications now open for the 2011 Kinetica Art Fair

Applications are now open for artists, galleries, curatorial groups and organisations to participate in the UK’s Kinetica Art Fair 2011, dedicated to kinetic, electronic and new media art! The 2011 Kinetica Art Fair will take place from the 3- 6 of February at Ambika P3, the 14,000 sq ft multi-disciplinary arts venue at 35, Marylebone Rd, London (opposite Madame Taussauds). Apply Here!

Luke Jerram named 'Person of the Week' by ABC World News

Photograph by Amarynth Sichel

Tonight, Diane Sawyer just named 2010 01SJ Biennial artist Luke Jerram 'Person of the Week' on ABC World News.

Currently, street pianos have been placed on the streets of New York. This September,  Play Me I'm Yours by Luke Jerram will be presented in San Jose.

Watch the ABC World News video here

And be sure to listen for the mention of San Jose at the end!

More information about the project is available here

Interview with Steve Dietz

The best way to learn about something is to go to the source.  For the 2010 01SJ Biennial, that would be Steve Dietz, ZER01's artistic curator...[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0H24_eepYo[/youtube]