Michael Joaquin Grey

February 6 – March 23, 2013
Opening Reception February 6th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
At the ZERO1 Garage

ZERO1 kicks off its 2013 post-biennial program with a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Michael Joaquin Grey. This presentation of Grey’s work represents the first solo show at the ZERO1 Garage, and begins our exploration of the relationship between artists and invention.

Michael Joaquin Grey is an explorer. For the past twenty-five years, he has been investigating the development of life, language and form in complex and natural systems—most recently through computational cinema and autonomic drawing with sound, motion and video, and primitives. Grey’s artistic exploration also led to the invention of ZOOB, an award-winning building and creativity tool that is part of the permanent design collection at MoMA New York. This presentation of Grey’s work is a mash-up of these two practices. Umwelt Belt (2012), is a large-scale computational cinema installation featuring a collection of monotone televisions, cameras, radios, telephones and musical instruments—historic objects that have framed and mediated our view of the world—floating in outer space among a vast collection of historic objects from the cultural canon. 

And the “ZOOB Zone” is an interactive ZOOB workshop area featuring over 10,000 ZOOB units where visitors can participate in a series of playful prototyping events, and contribute to a growing archive of creations. 

This exhibition is presented with support from Adobe Systems




February 6, 2013 to March 23, 2013