Risk Taking Endeavor Around The ZERO1 Garage
ZERO1 is a non-profit organization exploring how art and technology can shape the future. Through the Biennial and the year-round programming of the Garage, ZERO1 envisions to collaborate and harness the tension/ friction amongst disparate fields from arts to industry. The Garage seeks to explore how these intersections can yield new and fresh ideas and creative strategies that address the complex challenges facing the world in which we live.
As an element of the dynamic of emerging innovation, failure and risk correlate in a very direct way. Experimentation, creativity, exploration, testing, and prototyping all involve directed risk taking. Failure is an important and necessary part of the feedback loop that re-informs the process of creativity. Failure is not a negative; rather it is an inherent and necessary element of invention, discovery and opening of new possibilities. The goal at ZERO1 is to create a platform and environment for risk taking that leads to new opportunities for artists, designers and creatives. The 10,000 sq. ft facility encompasses exhibition/ event platform, lab/ studios, public media lounge, and offices. All in a modular space of open architecture that can be adapted and repurposed based on need. The plan is to have 3-6 studio labs for artist/industry collaborations at any given time.
Some of these opportunities so far include:-
- Google Cultural Policy is supporting a Fellow to develop an artwork that is responsive to and informs complex political, economic and social policy of the Internet.
- Adobe Creative Technologies Lab is embedding an artist to explore and develop a new form of mobile creative tool/application.
- A.N.D. Social Practice will be researching and developing an on-line international clearing house for all things art and social practice.
- GreenMeme (artists collective) from Los Angeles is working on a large scale environmental project that captures open and public data in the form of a networked urban observatory for climate change.
- Translife is a curatorial Fellowship between Parsons-New School/ Tsinghua University to co-develop programs for presentation at the Beijing Triennale of New Media Art and the ZERO1 Biennial.
Ultimately, the ZERO1 Garage will weave itself seamlessly into the creative fabric of Silicon Valley, bringing arts into the critical discourses and development issues underlying breakthrough discoveries and strategies.