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ZERO1 San Jose Biennial, California, 2012, 2010

2012 ZERO1 Biennial "Seeking Silicon Valley"

Streaming Museum launched its fall exhibition Artistic License in Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Biennial Urban Screen, San Jose, California, on September 14. The Biennial runs through December 8. The exhibition features seven internationally known artists: Michael Najjar, Sophie Kahn, Maurice Benayoun, Scott Draves, Multi-touch Barcelona, Ursula Endlicher, and Mark Amerika.

Streaming Museum’s International tour 2012-2013: ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, California; MOMENTUM Worldwide Berlin; Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia; Sikka Art Fair, Dubai

About the ZERO1 Urban Screen Commissioned by ZERO1 and the San Jose Public Art Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the ZERO1 Urban Screen transforms the façade of 300 South First Street into a projection platform for cultural exchange and connecting communities. Screenings network San Jose to projects and locations from around the world, and range in format from popular films, to experimental video by emerging artists, to interactive projection projects, to live performance. During the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial opening weekend the adjacent parking lot was transformed into an interactive seating area by day, and a community hub for film programs, performance, food and drink, and interactive projection projects by night. ZERO1 Biennial ZERO1 Unveils Urban Screen Streaming Museum at Zero1 Biennial Urban Screen


Artistic License in Silicon Valley is an exhibition for screens presenting unique perceptions of global digital culture created by internationally known contemporary artists.

the invisible city (2004) by Michael Najjar

Sensory fluid imagery of the megacities New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, Paris, Berlin, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo explores telematic space and the future development of global cities as the material embodiment of information density.

04302011 (2011) by Sophie Kahn

Laser portraits that appear incomplete and fragmented as a result of disruptions caused by the models’ movement and breathing during the scanning process, suggest a metaphor of instability in our digitally mediated identities.

Emotion Forecast (2010) (Video Version) by Maurice Benayoun 

This real-time data visualization artwork depicts the Internet as the nervous system of the world by measuring 48 emotions on websites related to current events in more than 3200 cities worldwide, revealing the results in a hyperactive map.

Gen 244 (2011) by Scott Draves

Artificial intelligence and human designers come together in this generative, participatory “cloud art” work made with mathematics and Darwinian evolution by Draves’ Electric Sheep open source code. The essence of life is created in digital form in the artwork’s cyborganic mind comprised of 450,000 computers and people who vote on their favorite designs which reproduce according to a genetic algorithm.

HI, A Real Human Interface (2009) by Multi-touch Barcelona

This film imagines the concept of personal computer quite literally as possessing life-like qualities of human companions, by embedding a human being inside of one.

Facebook Re-enactments (2009) (Video Version) by Ursula Endlicher

The artist bridges the gap between the Internet, physical reality and performance, impersonating people who share the same name on Facebook.

#NewAestheticVideo (2012) by Mark Amerika

This mock trailer for a movie that was never made but lives on the Web as a distributed narrative, refers to an eponymous artist whose artistic presence and remixed persona is a mashup of mobile phone videos, animated gifs, Google Earth glitch imagery, and the corrupting presence of a literary voice summoned from the digital-beyond.


ZERO1 Biennial Urban Screen, 300 South First Street, San Jose

ZERO1 Biennial Urban Screen.

Ksenia Fedorova, Ursula Endlicher, Lee Day, Sophie Kahn

ZERO1 Garage

2010 ZERO1 San Jose "Build Your Own World"

Streaming Museum presented "We Write This To You From the Distant Future"

Green Brain (2006) by Mitchell Joachim

"We Write This To You From the Distant Future", a multi-media exhibition of work by visionary creators in the arts and sciences, focuses on a future world both imagined and possible to build. It was presented at the Empire Drive-In, at 435 S. Market Street – a large-scale multimedia installation and platform built out of used and salvaged materials. In its simplest description it is a drive-in movie theater made out of wrecked cars. The 01SJ Future Films program in the Drive-In included short films, features, revivals, and live cinema events. At the center of the project were 25 cars rescued from a San Jose auto wrecker. Audiences were able to climb into cars to watch film programs throughout the festival. Low-power radio beamed stereo audio direct to each car, just like the real drive-in. Moviegoers had snacks at the confection stand and amusement in the playground. The installation was built indoors in San Jose’s massive South Hall. No sunsets, but no mosquitoes either.

Build Your Own World

The future is not just about what’s next. It’s also about what we can build to ensure that what’s next matters. How can we, as resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural divisiveness?

The 2010 01SJ Biennial is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens we have the tools to (re)build the world, conceptually and actually, virtually and physically, poorly and better, aesthetically and pragmatically, in both large and small ways. 01SJ is about how powerful ideas and innovative individuals from around the world can make a difference and come together to build a unique and distributed city-wide platform for creative solutions and public engagement.

Under the theme “Build Your Own World,” ZER01, in collaboration with dozens of partners, will present over the course of 4 days, from September 16-19, hundreds of artworks, performances, events, and artist talks, which not only imagine the future of the world) but begin to build it.

Join us. Show us. Build it.

Steve Dietz, Artistic Director

Jaime Austin, Assistant Curator

About ZERO1 – The Art & Technology Network

Joel Slayton, Executive Director ,Jaime Austin, Curator and Director of Programs

ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. As a 21st century arts nonprofit, ZERO1 works with some of the world’s most fertile and creative minds from the fields of art, science, design, architecture, and technology to produce the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. ZERO1 is also the force behind the ZERO1 Garage, where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges. Part incubator, part research lab, part think tank, the ZERO1 Garage informs strategies for research, development, and creativity. To find out more about ZERO1, visit

The ZERO1 Biennial, distributed throughout Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, is North America’s most significant and comprehensive showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. Through curated exhibitions, public art installations, performances, and speaker events, the ZERO1 Biennial presents work by a global community of innovative artists who are reshaping contemporary culture. Established in 2006, the ZERO1 Biennial has presented the work of more than 500 artists from more than 50 countries; commissioned 80 original works of art, attracted over 100,000 visitors from around the world, and contributed $20 million in economic revenue to the region.


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