Border Crosser by Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works
ZERO1 is thrilled to commission artist Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works(ARW) Border Crosser during the week leading up to SB50. Rising 40 feet from the ground and arching across an imaginary border before forming a bridge and touching down on the “other side,” Border Crosser is the first of a series of large-scale inflatable robotic sculptures that poetically explore the notion of borders by artist Chico MacMurtrie/ARW. Sculpturally and architecturally, the Border Crosser, when fully extended, refers to telecommunication and electrical towers. In performance, it is gently arching in one of three possible directions before eventually forming a bridge. This “bridging” gesture alludes to the equality of all humans and the desire for more connection. As a peaceful metaphor, Border Crosser invites the public to rethink the notion of borders in a globalized world.
Presented by ZERO1 and supported, in part, by Applied Materials, the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs and the Lucas Artists Programs at Montalvo Arts Center, and Arizona State University Art Museum and Herberger Institute School of Art, Border Crosser will publicly debut on the plaza of San José City Hall January 31st - February 7th in the week leading up to SB50.
This will be the first interaction visitors will get with Border Crosser, but not the last. The sculpture will return to the Bay Area in fall when it will be featured as part of the 2016 ZERO1 Biennial.
January 31st: 12pm – 5pm
February 1st – 4th: 10am – 7pm
February 5th: 12pm –5pm & 7pm –10pm
February 6th–7th: 12pm to 7pm
Opening Reception: Come meet artist Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works and hear more about Border Crosser while seeing the project perform on City Hall Plaza. Enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and great company!
Date: February 3, 2016
Location: San Jose City Hall Plaza
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