Pe Lang

swissnex Joins with ZERO1 in “Seeking Silicon Valley”

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial opens with a party on September 13, 2012, at the ZERO1 Garage in San Jose, centering on the theme Seeking Silicon Valley. The launch will highlight the work of Pe Lang, an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium. swissnex San Francisco helped Lang bring two of his pieces to the Bay Area: Moving objects | no 629 – 823 (2012), an installation consisting of 128 motors, 3,000 rings, and silicon wire; and Falling objects | positioning systems (2009-2012), a custom-made machine that adds drops of water onto a specially textured surface.

pe lang – moving objects | nº 628 – 691 from pe lang on Vimeo.

Both installations approach the visual phenomena between chaos and order and force the viewer to constantly seek patterns and principles. The elements of technology behind the art—the machines, the wiring, the motors—are integral to Pe Lang’s pieces, bringing the audience in touch with the technical processes that are so often hidden in our high-tech society.

Later in September, Pe Lang will also perform live and talk about his work as part of the “Sounds of Science” at swissnex. He joins American artist Charles Lindsay, who is curious about the role technological evolution plays in all aspects of metacognition and consciousness.

Pe Lang Drops Charles Lindsay

ZERO1 Opening Party
September 13, 2012 – 7 to 11 pm
This free event touches off the ZERO1 biennial—three months of performances and exhibitions by some 100 artists at venues around the Bay Area, from San Jose to San Francisco—with a live performance by the International Space Orchestra.

Sounds of Science
September 18, 2012 – 6:30 to 10 pm
Pe Lang and Charles Lindsay discuss the auditory and visual elements of their artwork that straddles the borders between art and science in this performance and talk at swissnex San Francisco, and perform their pieces live for the audience. Pe Lang will perform “cl_loop” using magnets as sound sources with different frequencies. Lindsay reprises his “Trout Fishing in Space” performances and then performs the live sound and video piece, “NEAR(ER).”