Archive for July 2009

Experience Polar Identity: August 7-September 11, 2009


Global climate change has far reaching ramifications, and as a result the world as we know it will not be the world of 100 or perhaps even 10 years. Armed with an awareness of how our actions impact the environment, how will this affect our ideas about who we are? This was the question posed by CADRE New Media Lab at San Jose State University in an open call to artists earlier this summer.

From entries all over the world, six finalists were chosen. Leading artist Andrea Polli, seen at 01SJ 2008, will be exhibiting her work Sonic Antarctica We are also excited to feature the work Markers and 10,000-year journey by Xavier Cortada. Other works exploring the poles include Jerome Gueneau and Catherine Rannou, Phil Boissonnet, Andrea Juan, and Erika Blumenfeld. The jurors for the exhibit include surveillance artist Hasan Elaji, new media artist Robin Lasser and writer/curator Annick Bureaud.

Beginning August 7, Polar Identity can be experienced both online at SWITCH the online journal for art and technology, as well as at WORKS/San Jose. Throughout the event there will be public lectures and panels sponsored by ZERO1.

Exhibition details:

August 7, 2009, during South First Friday Art Walk, 7pm-11pm
Meet Artist Phil Boissonnet
451 south first street
san josé, ca 95113

Work and articles also exhibited virtually
SWITCH Journal for Art and Technology,

September 11, 2009, 7pm
Meet Artist Xavier Cortada
WORKS/San Jose
451 south first street
san josé, ca 95113

Workshops and Panels TBA

Further questions please contact:
Danielle Siembieda

WORKS/San Jose invites you to ‘A Box of Strange’ the encore performance of the Cardboard Box Theater Project July 25 and 26th!

WORKS/San Jose invites you to ‘A Box of Strange’ the encore performance of the Cardboard Box Theater Project July 25 and 26th! Reserve tickets by email, pay what you can at the door!

BoxofStrangeThe Cardboard Box Theater Project is a newly formed South Bay theater company founded by Santa Clara University Alumni, dedicated to presentation of new works and old works in new ways! The company features both SCU alumni and current students from the departments of Theater, Dance, Music, and English!

WHAT: A Box of Strange: a world populated by unique, odd, and engaging characters, including tree actors, lawn gnomes, and a breast-enhancing chorus. Production explores the line between reality and absurdity, asking the tough questions: What would happen if Shakespearean characters came together to discuss their sexual afflictions? How wrong can a first date go before lunacy sets in? And, who can resist the desire to turn a traditional dream ballet into a hip-hop/bollywood-inspired extravaganza?

WHERE: Works/San Jose, 451 South First Street, San Jose, 95113

WHEN: Sunday, July 25th and Sunday July 26th, 2009. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show begins at 8pm.

TICKETS: Reserve your tickets at this email address: . Pay what you can at the door to support these two non-profits! No one will be turned away! Also Cardboard Box Theater Website for more details here.
MORE INFORMATION: See this link to the Cardboard Box Theater Project website at!.html

Haptic Synapses, july 2009


Haptic Synapses played at WORKS/San José, july 15th, 2009. Here’s what it sounded like:

They’re still dialing in the broadcasting settings, but here’s the ustream recording…

They would love to recruit a person to help take photos and handle the video camera at their next live performance… if you’re interested, please contact

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Free Art Workshop Week! Drop-in welcome! July 14-18th, 2009, 2-4pm


TUESDAY JULY 14, 2-4pm, Come paint with artist Brande Barrett!

    WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2-4pm, Create a ‘zine’ about yourself with Amy Anderson & Claire Tero!

THURSDAY JULY 16, 2-4pm, Experience sculpture with artist Alfred Preciado!

    FRIDAY JULY 17, 2-4pm, Mixed Media art with artist Anne Taylor!

SATURDAY JULY 18, 10-2pm, Everything goes! Art tables, games and worshops to chose from!

    QUESTIONS? Write Stephanie Battle, Gallery Coordinator at or call (408)286-6800 or cellphone (520)245-7821!