Zero1 01SJ Biennial Event
Since the inception of Zero1 in 2000, the organization has held internationally attended and diversely engaging events. From their initial launch with a two-day conference hosted by SRI (Stanford Research Institute) in Palo Alto, CA and a pilot project culminating into a three-day series of dance performances at the Tapestry 2001 Festival in San Jose, hosted by the Tech Museum of Innovation to their Extreme Robots (2002), Video Games and Babylon (2003), and awarded right to host the ISEA (International Society for Electronic Arts) in 2004, Zero1 has continued to “wow” visitors and locals attending their events.
In 2006, they began their first Biennial event in conjunction with the ISEA and featured over 250 art installations throughout the city of San Jose and again in 2008 with over 100 art installations, over 25 performances, workshops and public talks over the course of one long and entertaining week.
In 2010, Zero1 launched their next Biennial event, themed “Build Your Own World." As Artistic Director Steve Dietz and Assistant Curator Jaime Austin have said, “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?”
To help with the 2010 01SJ Biennial, a curatorial committee was formed with representatives from some of the most influential exhibitors in San Jose, including: Anno Domini, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and ZER01.
So what are you waiting for? Go take a look into their world here: www.zero1.org