01SJ Biennial: Workshops announced, Robin Lasser “Floating World”

During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the "Floating World" along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin.

During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the
During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the "Floating World" along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin. photo provided by artist.
During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the "Floating World" along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin.  photo provided by artist.
During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the "Floating World" along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin. photo provided by artist.

The 01SJ Biennial is fast approaching, with just under a month to go until the exciting arts and digital culture conference opens. Meanwhile there is plenty to do in advance of the event which starts on September 16, downtown San Jose. Tomorrow, a “ZSALON” will take place at the ZER01 headquarters featuring Robin Lasser, a Professor of Art at San Jose State University.

Lasser produces photographs, video, sound, site-specific installations and public art dealing with social and environmental issues.

During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the “Floating World” along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin. According to Lasser, “The installation site embodies a niche; river, road and air that supports migration of humans, birds and fish. This corridor also references a site for potential displacement of animals and people. The site provides fertile grounds to explore the connections, balance and adaptations that humans and animals make to our built world and to share these explorations, in a very public way, on site, with locals, travelers, students, and experts in the field.”

Organizers have all announced 35 workshops which will run from September 5th to the end of the Biennial on Sunday, September 19th.

According to Devon Bella over at the ZER01 Blog, “This is a unique opportunity where you can participate in the making of artist’s projects while learning new artistic tools for rebuilding the world and a desirable future.”

The workshops are free and open to the public and include topics on everything from building virus paper-craft sculptures to learning weaving techniques for traditional huarache sandals, from creative uses of computer software to working with DIY solar and inflatable robotic technology. To register for the workshops, visit the 01SJ site and complete the registration form… hurry, though, to ensure you get in to your favorite sessions.

Lasser Silver Tents
Lasser, Silver Tents

Public Art, “Floating World” by Robin Lasser

A welcome for artist Robin Lasser a Professor of Art at San Jose State University. Lasser produces photographs, video, sound, site-specific installations and public art dealing with social and environmental issues. Lasser often works in a collaborative mode with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions (exemplified by her work in Egypt as a Fulbright …Scholar) to produce art and promote public dialogue. Lasser’s work is published and exhibited internationally.

During the 01SJ Biennial Lasser along with artist Marguerite Perret will have installed the “Floating World” along the 87 Underpass along the Guadalupe river basin.

DATE: Wednesday, August 25
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30 pm
LOCATION: ZER01 HQ, 152 N 3rd St. San Jose, CA
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Click here for more information.

2010 01SJ Biennial: WORKSHOPS

Participate in the making of the 2010 01SJ Biennial! Artists are conducting many exciting and challenging workshops where audience members will learn new tools for rebuilding the world and contribute to the making of artist’s projects. Sign up for a workshop by clicking on “Register” under the workshop title and complete the form at the 01SJ web site. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and the instructor will be in touch with additional information.

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