ZER01 is inviting independent artists, designers, architects, engineers, programmers, and corporate and academic research programs to publicly work in San Jose’s 80,000 square foot South Hall to create projects for exhibition, performance, provocation, and interaction. From September 4-14, these projects will be “in process” and open for public viewing. The results will be presented and exhibited, both in South Hall and in other parts of the City, September 16-19. An overview of Out of the Garage Into the World is here. Individual projects are listed below.
One of the programs of Out of the Garage Into the World, Empire Drive-In, will become the venue for the Future Films program. There will also be artist talks in South Hall during the Biennial and a closing party/meal from the Tomato Quintet project on Sunday.
Studio for Urban Projects
Public Orchard (2010) will be made up of heritage fruit trees, a horticultural reference and seed library, a community kitchen, and hands on workshop space.
Angel Borrego Cubero/OSS
Puentes Mutantes/Mutant Bridges explores a number of local bridges from the iconic Golden Gate to the Bixby Creek Bridge as systems for conviviality between humans and other species, placing look-outs, jumping and inscription structures, pedestrian and cyclist connections, reclamation spaces for non-humans, cross-species hotels for short-term nature appreciation, swinging-by-the-wind tea houses, and more.
Radio Nonchalance (2010) is a pirate radio transmission, run by a “rogue band of festival infiltrators”. This FM broadcast will reach the blocks surrounding the festival; it will also be mirrored by a digital web-radio ‘net-cast’ that can be streamed through smart phones.
solarCircus (2009-2010) is an interdisciplinary platform for eco-dialogue about the future of renewable energy in urban spaces. Inside South Hall, visitors can browse a resource library, hack a solar toy, and experiment with solar cell construction.
Sunshine Still (2010) is a traditional moonshine still re-engineered to produce ethanol alcohol bio fuel from compost, waste or algae. It will be housed in an establishment reminiscent of a speakeasy, entitled Speak Hard.
TechShop will offer the 01SJ community a smaller but fully functional version of a TechShop location inside of South Hall as part of the Out of the Garage Into the World program. Including equipment such as MIG welders, CNC mills, laser cutters, wood working and basic hand tools.
Chris Chafe, Greg Niemayer, Sasha Leitman, and Curtis Tamm
Tomato Quintet is a musification and visualization of the relation of air qualities between a container with 1 cubic meter of ripening tomatoes and the ambient environment.
CADRE Laboratory for New Media
Trading Voices (2010) is a video intensive dialogic project that actively collects, remixes and publishes oral stories relating to UN Millennium Development Goal 3 (Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women).
This workshop is for war veterans from current conflicts to compile their images and words from combat into “booklets” of 50 to 300 pages each.
wind coil sound flow (2009) refers to an electro-mechanical audio system that poetically reproduces the processes involved in operating an Aeolian Kite Instrument in the field.
xAirport consists of an outdoor artificial marsh and zipline, plus an indoor “skunkworks” for testing personal aerodynamics.
Ken Eklund and Annette Mees
A playful investigation of the elusive connections between people, ZOROP (2010) is real, and (quixotically, perhaps) believes that World Peace is a meme that really just suffers from a visualization problem.