3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge


CADRE/Montalvo Artist Research Residency Initiative

FUSE is a research residency initiative hosted by San José State University’s CADRE Laboratory for New Media and the prestigious Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. This research-residency program represents a compelling platform for collaboration, experimentation, creativity and innovation focused on emerging new media and technology. FUSE connects Silicon Valley companies and fine arts students from the CADRE Laboratory in unorthodox partnerships with artists that inspire new forms of technology-based production and experience. Through cross-discipline collaborations, the residency-model provides an arena for addressing some of the most pertinent issues of our time including, but not limited to, concerns of globalization, sustainability, censorship, human rights, social responsibility, human centered design and a focus on the next generation.

FUSE: conversation, the FUSE lecture series, took place in the Fall of 2007. The series was a forum for nominated and commissioned artists to give a presentation as part of their candidacy for FUSE: collaboration, the residency component of FUSE initiative. Participants included: The Center for Land Use Interpretation, The Graffiti Research Lab, Natalie Jerimijenko, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Mongrel, Red76, and Eddo Stern. All participants presented overviews of their past projects and works with a specific focus on how their artistic practice might engage with the residency structure. Emphasizing collaboration, the artists spoke about how they would explore the opportunities for partnership offered by the residency. The selected FUSE: collaboration residency project will be featured at the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge.

Current FUSE projects include the juried FUSE: collaboration residency with UK arts’ collective Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji (formerly in Mongrel) (http://www.mongrel.org.uk/), and the curated residencies with Portland-based Red76 (http://www.red76.com) and Tijuana/San Diego- based bulbo (http://www.bulbo.tv/). Also, FUSE is currently accepting proposals for its Climate Clock Initiative at: www.callforentry.org. To view the application, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search for “San Jose Climate Clock.”

The FUSE: CADRE/Montalvo Artist Research Program currently hosts the following people and projects:

bulbo, San Jose: DIY Media Strategies from the Border, 2008
Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji, Tantalum Memorial — Reconstruction, 2008
Red 76, Tool Shed Days, 2008