[VIDEO] 7 international media artists

ZERO1 2012

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