Michael Alstad and David Jhave Johnston have worked together in numerous site-specific and new media projects since 1992 with both the Symbiosis Collective and Year Zero One.


Michael Alstad is a Toronto based artist and curator working in installation and digital media. He is a founding member of the Canadian artist collectives Year Zero One and Symbiosis. Michael has co-ordinated several site-specific projects in Toronto including The Clinic(95), The Bank of Symbiosis(97), The Hoarding Project(98) the Transmedia video billboard exhibitions(00, 02), Teletaxi (03) and Geostash (04). Michael co-ordinated the exhibition component of The Subtle Technologies Festival for two years where he co-curated the Signal and Subtance exhibitions in affiliation with InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. His web/video works have been included in many international media arts festivals and on-line exhibitions

David Jhave Johnston is a multimedia-poet currently living in Montreal. He has been involved in numerous collaborative and solo digital and in-situ art practises, exhibiting commissioned works with (among others): Champ Libre, Bioteknica, Turbulence.org, Ciac, FILE, ContinentX, ActiveText, Symbiosis, Zoi.... His work has been exhibited at 2 new media Biennales: Montreal '03 & Toronto '04.  In 2000, he returned to university to get a science education and graduated in the spring of 2004 with distinction from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Computer Science, minor in Digital Image and Sound. Johnston curated the code exhibition - an open-source online art exhibit hosted by year01.



Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, The Toronto Arts Council and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for their support of Terminal01.


  YEAR ZERO ONE is an on-line artist run centre which operates as a network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through web based exhibitions, site-specific public art projects, an extensive media arts directory and blog.