MadeIn (Xu Zhen)
Xu Zhen, who lives in Shanghai, engaged with the concept of “build your own world” by attempting to alter the earth’s topography in his video 8848 – 1.86 (2005). Zhen and his assistants used saws and rudimentary tools to cut 1.86 meters off the peak of “Mount Everest.”
Adobe Youth Voices
In collaboration with Adobe Youth Voices, the Adobe Foundation’s global youth media initiative(link), workshops will be held during the 01SJ Biennial from September 6th -14th at computer labs in South Hall as part of Out of the Garage into the World, and taught by leading artists and professionals in the field.
The Aeolian Ride (2010) is comprised of 52 suits that inflate when 52 people go for a bike ride. Participation in the ride is free and is open to the public. The spirit of riding a bicycle for the first time is embodied both by those riding and those watching.
Tim Hawkinson meticulously intertwined television antennas with string and rope to construct the towering sculpture Aerial Mobile (1998). Hawkinson explores vestiges of defunct technology: nineteenth-century ocean exploration vessels and twentieth-century communication devices.
Artists MTAA will conduct an old-fashioned barn-raising using high tech techniques.
Altair Musical Interference (1975/ 2010) recreates the demonstration that entertained some of Silicon Valley’s earliest computer users and industry pioneers.
Cyclecide Heavy Pedal Bike Rodeo
We see the bicycle as a malleable machine that can be altered and transformed for the sake of fun.
Archipelago (2010) seeks to address issues of urban isolation exacerbated by car culture. For this project and workshop, a collection of mobile “desert islands” will be constructed with help from the public.
Art Ark Gallery
In the spirit of the early vessels that once sailed the seas in search of new worlds. The Ark, an 18’ long x 12’ tall x 6’ wide mobile vessel will bring interactive art to the streets of San Jose.
Slimm Buick is known as a bicycle advocate, as he was a big part of the early Critical Mass protests, attended the first AIDS ride, and is a former bike messenger.
The Art of Downloadable Crafts (ADC) is a curated forum for distributing free, interactive downloadable arts and crafts projects. Utilizing the internet and office supplies, the ADC challenges the physical boundaries that often limit exposure to and the experience of art.
Benoit Maubrey/ Audio Gruppe
The Audio Ballerinas (2010) use light sensors that enable them to produce sounds as they dance.
Thursday, September 16th, 6:45-8:15pm. Friday, September 17th, during AbsoluteZER0. Saturday, September 18th, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 7:00pm.
This is one of the many bamboo canes owned and used by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, physicist, educator, and founding director of San Francisco’s Exploratorium.
Beat Your Mouse Movement (2010) strives to balance the growing hours spent in front of computer screens by offering a playful solution that motivates people to walk in order to get more exercise and become more conscious about their health and city environment.
Best Practices in Banana Time with Doctor Rodenberger (2010) is a mixed reality talk show that takes place in a real life venue and simultaneously in the 3D virtual environment of Second Life. Film Screening: September 17, 9:00pm, Empire Drive-In, South Hall. FREE with admission to South Hall (South Hall multi-day admission is $5).
CathexiSpin harnesses bicycle generated electricity from the energy produced by a group of individuals riding them. CathexiSpin offers mobile spinning classes ready to be deployed in public places at sites where communities can come together.
A Champion Flock of Weed Eaters (2010) reflects on the stewardship of land in urban space. Located on the greenway in front of Diridon station, the public artwork invites passersby to experience a fictive bucolic landscape populated with a flock of sheep and a curious “green” barn.
CCA URBANlab, School of Architecture, California College of the Arts
CITY/SPACE/SHARE (2010) is a pilot project intended to revitalize vacant storefronts and transform urban activity in the City Center of San Jose through spatial strategies that recuperate the street frontage, promote productive inhabitation and initiate micro-urbanisms that support the local neighborhood.
Day and Night (2007) mathematically represents the model of hyperbolic plane or the surface with constant negative curvature.