ZER01 is inviting independent artists, designers, architects, engineers, programmers, and corporate and academic research programs to publicly work in San Jose’s 80,000 square foot South Hall to create projects for exhibition, performance, provocation, and interaction. From a marsh-as-electric-plane-landing-strip to a public orchard to artificial atmospherics to a public “tech shop,” this innovative platform will build on the dynamic histories of garage hacking and citizen science to build not just what’s next but to imagine how what’s next matters. From September 4-14, these projects will be “in process” and open for public viewing. The results will be presented and exhibited, both in South Hall and in other parts of the City, September 16-19.
Out of the Garage, Into the World uses Build Your Own World as its overarching theme, and its methodology is rooted in an ethos of creating and inventing for the common good. Out of the Garage, Into the World acknowledges the blurred boundaries between garage hacking and citizen science and invites a range of such DIY laboratories and re-purposed spaces to perform in the public sphere, where the general public can observe and even participate in the process. The intent of Out of the Garage, Into the World is for artists to create projects that have a positive impact, however they define that, on their neighborhoods and communities or more broadly.