Zigelbaum + Coelho’s new artwork - Resolution - opens Wednesday, September 12
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The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial art festival (http://www.zero1biennial.org/) opens Wednesday, September 12 with a hub of events centered in downtown San Jose and at over forty other distributed venues across Silicon Valley. As part of the festival, The Tech Museum will open a newly commissioned artwork titled Resolution, created by contemporary art duo Zigelbaum + Coehlo. Resolution embodies the latest advances in tangible media and fluid interfaces — fields which seek to “give form to digital information”.
The work was selected from forty-five responses to a request for proposals posted on The Tech Open Source (http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/requests/art-and-technology-piece-tech-museum) during the early months of 2012. Scores of artists from around the world responded to the open call for a long-term art and technology piece, loosely guided by this year’s theme, “Seeking Silicon Valley”.
To open the piece Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coelho will give a presentation describing their approach entitled “Computational Materials” on Wednesday, September 12, as well as an informal introduction to the piece on Friday, September 14.
These are two opportunities to be one of the first to interact with this new piece and experience first-hand how materials with embedded computation are enabling new approaches to art and design, when physical objects become infused with technology.
Here’s a description of the approach from Zigalbaum + Coelho.
“In this world one can program computers to display patterns of light by using a series of tools to modify the electrical flow across doped silicon and one can program copper to display a green patina by applying acetic acid and a healthy dose of waiting around. Both of these programmatic behaviors have components that could be considered digital or analog.
The polarized light seeping through the liquid crystal gateways enabling our ubiquitous display surfaces is as analog as any glimmer of sun off a car hood and the chemical mechanism of verdigris, some discrete changes of electron configuration across orbitals during oxidization, is as digital as the pits and valleys encoding music on the active surface of the 1986 compact disc pressing of Kraftwerk’s Computerwelt.”
We hope you can join us for one or both of these exchanges and celebrate this new permanent addition to The Tech Museum. Over the next few months, we are also looking forward to sharing some of our experiences with this new piece, taking this tangible media piece as a point of departure for both art and learning within the setting of a science and technology center.
Here are the details of the artists’ two appearances.
Opening Reception and Artists’ Talk: “Computational Materials”
Wednesday September 12, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Upper Level of The Tech Museum
$10 ($5 for Tech Museum members) No host bar.
Experience Resolution at The Tech Museum
(with a brief introduction by the artists at 7:00 p.m.)
Part of Part of (e)MERGE, The ZERO1 Street Festival
Friday, September 14, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Upper Level of The Tech Museum
Free to the public
No ticket required
Resolution and its opening events are funded in part by by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Zigelbaum + Coelho
About Zigelbaum + Coehlo at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial
Directions to The Tech Museum
Profile photo credit: Jeff Lieberman
Artwork photo credit: Bryan Derballa
See you there,
The Tech Open Source / Content Development
Last Updated 6 Sep 2012