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Anno Domini presents...

Boris and Bianca - Opens August 4th, 2006
an interactive fairytale by Brad Isdrab


Boris and Bianca by Brad Isdrab

Brad Isdrab's Boris and Bianca is a fantasy game, a “choose your own adventure” movie. This immersive experience bridges the gap between Sculpture, Storytelling and Technology. By interacting with characters and objects within the game the user makes decisions, guiding the story. The dynamic narrative plays out differently depending on the choices made by the user. The ultimate goal: to help Boris find his love, Bianca, and reach enlightenment.

Meticulously crafted in stopmotion animation, visually reminiscent of the films of the Brothers Quay. This is a symbolically charged fairytale inspired by Beauty and the Beast, constructed from scenes based on the Kabalistic Tree of Life and the Major Arcana of the Tarot. It offers glimpses into another world, a place of fantasy and visual metaphor.

The interactive video will be presented in an environment created from installations of the actual puppets and props,and accompanied by the cello compositions of Zoë Keating. Keating uses live electronic sampling and repetition to layer the sound of her cello, creating multi-layered compositions which explore the boundary between the familiar and the strange, the ugly and beautiful, the dark and the transcendent.

This exhibition coincides with the ZeroOne San Jose Festival, a multi-dimensional event celebrating the intersection of art and digital culture August 7-13 in downtown San Jose. Held in conjunction with the prestigious International Symposium of Electronic Art, the festival provides an opportunity for participants to explore the connections between artistic expression and technological advancements.

Artist's Reception: First Friday, August 4, 2006
8 p.m. 'til late • free and open to the public

Music by:

ISEA / ZeroOne Festival Gallery Crawl - Tuesday, August 8th
8pm 'til late - free and open to the public
Please note: Zoe Keating's live performance has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Exhibit on view through September 16, 2006
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon 'til 8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tues-Sat Noon-8 p.m.
additional hours by appointment

Anno Domini
366 South First Street
(btwn San Carlos & San Salvador) map
San Jose, CA 95113
t: 408.271.5155

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