SJSU alumni Dina Ropele, Andrew Hedges, Thomas Asmuth, Marnia Johnston, John Bruneau, James Morgan, Kyung Lee, Jason Challas, Joe DeLappe, Sheila Malone, current SJSU graduate student Jessica Eastburn, current SJSU undergrads Jenene Castle, Ali Sajjadi, SJSU faculty members Steve Durie and Shannon Wright will be part of this year’s 2nd Annual SubZERO Festival.
WHEN: June 5th, 2009 from 6:00pm to midnight
WHERE: Downtown San Jose’s SoFA districts n S. 1st Street between San Carlos and Reed Streets.
SJSU Alumni Dina Ropele’s (MFA ’09) Hot Dog Stand
Artist Dina Ropele will share her hot dog obsession in a performance that references American consumer culture, food obsession, overconsumption and sexual desire. Dina is an exhibiting artist in the SJSU Lift Off exhibition at the ICA.
SJSU Alumni Andrew Hedges’ (MFA ’09) Object Transformation Machine
Artist Andrew Hedges will transform anything (that is safe!) in half with his Object Transformation Machine. Bring a credit card, wallet or high school yearbook for him to transform into a new object. Andrew is also an exhibiting artist in the SJSU Lift Off exhibition at the ICA.
SJSU Alumni, undergrads and faculty /hug
/hug (prounounced: slash hug) is the latest interventionist act of Third Faction, a non-factional guild/performance World of Warcraft group. /hug is a Non-Governmental Organization modeled after the Red Cross/Red Crescent, providing comfort and aid to all entities of the endlessly war torn world of Azeroth regardless of faction, allegiance, species, or creed. For SubZero they will set up a field work station where new recruits can immediately begin humanitarian aid missions in the virtual world. Thomas currently has work at the SJSU Liftoff exhibition at the ICA. Thomas is only one of a collective known as Third Faction. Third Faction also includes CADRE Laboratory alumni, faculty, and associates. The collective includes: Thomas Asmuth SJSU MFA ’09(MiriamMoore), Mez Breeze (BowwToxx), John Bruneau SJSU MFA ’06(Cretivcowman), Jenene Castle SJSU undergrad (Mohanna), Steve Durie SJSU lecturer(Tookis), Brian Babella (Tiomat), Kyung Lee SJSU Alumni (Sootso), James Morgan SJSU MFA ’05 + lecturer(Deaxter), Ali Sajjadi SJSU undergrad (Layli), and Liz Solo (Sliz). Third Faction members question the politics, allegiances, and narrative conventions of Synthetic Worlds.
SJSU Alumni Marnia Johnston (BFA ’00), Swarm
Swarm is a kinetic art work of semi-autonomous robots. Each robot has a shell 30 inches in diameter, with batteries, motors, audio system and color LED illumination inside. The SWARM is inder the command of an on-board computer, with wireless connectivity to other orbs and a central computer. SWARM is built to explore the aesthetic possibilities in the emergent behavior of artificial systems.
SJSU lecturer Steve Durie, Brett Stalbaum and Geri Wittig, Walk with Me: Brother can you spare some time?
A few minutes of your attention provides more than the satisfaction that comes with helping improve the health and well-being of an open source art project, it delivers a rare opportunity to witness people walking with the assistance of GPS in ways that humans have never walked before. Think of it, for only a few minutes of your time you can help bring peripatetics into the 21st century.
SJSU Graduate student Jessica Eastburn and Lydia Greer, Shadow Puppet theater
Artists Lydia Greer and Jessica Eastburn will perform a series of 15-minute shadow puppet plays.
SJSU Faculty and Alumni at Works, ‘remote/control’
WORKS presents the exhibition ‘remote/control’ during the SubZERO Festival. The show consists of nine Bay Area artists including five SJSU Alumni: John Bruneau, Jason Challas, Joe DeLappe, Sheila Malone, James Morgan, SJSU Spatial Art coordinator/professor Shannon Wright with Joseph Kohnke and Tom Riebold, who will utilize electronic reproductions, signals, and transmissions to reflect concepts of mass media production, representations of “self” in virtual spaces, and the illusion of control that personal electronic devices create in our world.
…and other subZER01 artists.
Link to South First Friday Gallery and art events: http://www.southfirstfridays.com/