Opening Reception- Border Crosser
Join ZERO1 and City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs on February 3, 2015 for the opening reception of Border Crosser by artist Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works. 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. 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.
Date: February 3, 2016
Location: San Jose City Hall Plaza
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Presented by ZERO1 and supported, in part, by 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.