01SJ

3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Day for Night by Ga-Ga/ Jordan Geiger opens

Ga-Ga/ Jordan Geiger
Day for Night
part of Who’s on 1st?/ What’s on 2nd?
25 N. 1st St.
June 4, 2008
12:00 p.m.

Day for Night was created by Ga-Ga / Jordan Geiger with the collaboration of Eric Olsen, Thomas Bates and Stijn Schiffeleers. Day for Night is a temporary architectural environment that reacts to downtown San José street life by inverting the relationship between time and place, local and global. The artwork is an inflatable structure built with the use of computer modeling. The surface of the structure is surrounded by sensors that respond to visitors’ presence with a live audio-video feed sent constantly from sources in various time zones removed from San José, perpetually dislocating visitors, giving a midday opportunity to occupy midnight and vice-versa; but at the price of leaving San José. Together, these elements make up an interior that synchronizes itself with conditions from around the planet – Melbourne, Australia; Banff, Canada; Dublin, Ireland; Oulu, Finland; and Paris, France.

Day for Night will be open 24 hours per day continuously until its closing on Saturday, June 14 at 8 pm. Live audio-video streams will be transmitted on three projectors, continuously, from pubs, open markets, a mountain trailhead, an electronic media arts center and other public places in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Finland and France.

On Friday, June 6 from 1 – 2 pm there will be a Special Concert, live from Paris:  The Bosch Duet – Rada Boukova and Aalam Wassef with special guest Yroyto Friday.  (1-2pm California Time = 10pm Paris Time.)

Visit the Day for Night website here

For more information, visit the Who’s on 1st?/ What’s on 2nd? exhibitions page