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BRING IT! Performance Art Series with John Slepian

Is meditation performative when a simple technical system is constructed to make visible the performer's state of mind? This is the question that artist John Slepian asks as he experiments with a new kind of embodiment in the digital world. In Transcendence, the artist is literally levitated through the power of his mind. Using a hacked toy brainwave sensor, electronics, and powerful actuators, the artist lifts himself by achieving a meditative state. Transcendence humorously and ironically explores the relationship of technology and spirit, and the nature of performance art itself.

BRING IT! Performance Art Series with Miwa Matreyek

Internationally recognized animator, designer, and multimedia artist, Miwa Matreyek, opened the BRING IT! Performance Art Series with her live performance on June 25th.

Based in Los Angeles, Matreyek creates animated short films that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Arriving to animation from a background in collage, her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body, both physically in her performance pieces, as well as a composited video element in her short films. She is interested in the slippery meeting point of cinema and theater/ performance, the moments of convergence where fantastical illusions are created, and the moments of divergence where the two struggle against each other. 

ZERO1 holds space in China at thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art

It has been exciting to participate in thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art 2014, at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.  As the third edition, “thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art 2014” follows the internationally acclaimed Olympic Cultural Project “Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008” and “transLife: International Triennial of New Media Art”, which was officially instituted as a triennial of new media art at the National Art Museum of China in 2011. It has been an honor for ZERO1 to participate not only in bringing amazing art to the Triennial through artists Karolina Sobecka and Chris Baker, but also help shape and define the formation of the Triennial as our ED was on the advisory committee.

Body of Work: Women Artists talk tech

Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area’s contemporary and modern art fair, returns for its fourth annual show, taking place in Fort Mason Center with artworks from approximately 70 established and innovative up-and-coming galleries from around the country. The weekend also includes two panel discussions organized by ZERO1, special artist presentations, talks by Bay Area curators, and more. Don't have a pass yet? Get a complimentary VIP pass to the Opening Night Party here. Passes includes admission to the Opening Night Party on Thursday, May 15 from 8:30-10:30pm, as well as admission and access to the fair throughout the entire weekend. 


 
ZERO1 is excited to be organizing two panel discussions at Art Market this year:

Time to BRING IT!

This summer, through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we’re handing over the ZERO1 Garage to innovative performance artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Six projects will be selected to be part of the BRING IT! Performance Art Series, taking place at the ZERO1 Garage between June 20 and September 5, 2014. Selected artists will receive $500 in project support, and artists outside the San Francisco Bay Area have the opportunity to apply for additional travel grants. Apply today to participate in the BRING IT! Performance Art Series.

We are looking for proposals for event-based performance art, including, but not limited to, live performance, telematic performance, dance, live cinema, virtual/gaming work, immersive installation, multidisciplinary collaborations, audiovisual performance, and more. We support experimentation and risk-taking, so BRING IT!

 

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