6th Annual SubZERO Festival 2013, June 7, 2013
South FIRST FRIDAYS presents the 6th Annual SubZERO Festival
My installation “Species Encounter: A Participative & Collaborative Poetic Adventure”, a lit veiled corridor, will be displayed on South First Street, between San Salvador Street and Williams Street.
Visitors are invited to create their own species or use some that I designed for the project. They can pick-up some accessories. They then enter the 20-foot corridor and walk behind the veil to interact with other people and their creatures.
The festival starts at 6:00 pm, it will be still very sunny! So people are welcome to come before night to draw and cut their own animal or plant or hybrid. They can come back at night to play! People can also directly tape their creature on the veil, for everyone outside the corridor to enjoy all night.
FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 from 6pm-midnight
SoFA district in downtown San Jose (on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
I am one of the artists who participated in the Japantown Mural Project in San Jose. The Wrap it Up Youth Video project led by artist Corinne Takara interviewed the artists about their piece in the Japantown Mural Project. The middle school students, with teacher D.J. Ashford at Burnett Middle School, did an amazing job. The Japantown mural Project was created by Tamiko Rast (Rasteroids Design) and the City of San Jose Public art program.
I am very excited to be have images of my previous billboards selected for this show.
The Billboard Art Project: “Color Shift is a selection of Billboard Art Project images from past shows curated by Katerina Lanfranco. The concept for Color Shift, is the perceptual experience of driving by and only getting a glimpse of something. The scene is reduced to color and value. The Billboard Art Project images are therefore organized into distinct chromatic and achromatic groupings. The cumulative effect creates an unusual and surprising dialogue between a wide selection of Billboard Art Project images.”
I am very excited to participate in the ZER01 Biennial in San Jose this year. The theme of the biennial is ‘Seeking Silicon Valley’. One of my videos, ‘The Map’ was selected for the (E)MERGE event.
Two years ago, when I moved to Silicon Valley, I enjoyed the ZER01 2010 Biennial very much. It was an amazing dive into the world of art and technology, it felt like a giant lab. Living here and being part of this enormous energy, I definitely oriented my practice more toward digital images and videos, something that was included in my work when I was living in San Diego, but not as much as now.
I bought an HD video camera and took more “notes” than ever, mostly about my kids’ life in their new surroundings. Making short experimental documentaries has been a fantastic discovery for me and having my two kids available for the journey, a beautiful opportunity to catch some glimpses about childhood.
“Cheap Coffee and Beef Jerky” – June 2012 – Detroit, Michigan – curator Derek Coté – video David Morrison/The Billboard Art Project
Derek Coté chose 69 images from over 6,500 images featured in the previous Billboard Art Project shows. In this insightful interview, Derek Coté explains his choices. I could not be in Detroit to see the show, but this very interesting video is a great documentation of the event.
50 artists are participating in this project by Rasteroids Design and The City of San Jose Public Art Program.
From the Japantown Mural Website
The Japantown Mural Project is a celebration of the vibrancy of San Jose’s historic Japantown neighborhood through artworks by 50 local artists. The environment is a barren, undeveloped plot of land that once served as the City of San Jose’s Maintenance Yard. Chain-link fencing is now covered with more than 60 large mesh panels of color. It stretches a quarter of a city block along 6th and Jackson Streets in the heart of Japantown.
The subject matter is highly interpretive, including personal and commissioned works, and encompasses a wide variety of mediums and aesthetics. It also includes references to the site’s former life; 100 years ago, it was one of San Jose’s very first Chinatown settlements known as ‘Heinlenville.’ A majority of the artists maintain art studios in Japantown, have displayed their artwork in neighborhood galleries, or consider this wonderful place their home.
The Japantown Mural Project is truly representative of its own unique community and will be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.