Switch 24 : Re-purpose
The Fall of 2007 created explorative and reflective discussions, adventures and new perspectives. This ignition stemmed from the FUSE: conversations lecture series. The newly formed FUSE initiative brings together international artist with Silicon Valley industry, academia and the cultural sector and is being developed in cooperation with the prestigious Montalvo Arts Center and ZER01. Outcomes of the residency will be featured at 01SJ biennial festival June 4-8, 2008.
The artists included Graffiti Research Lab, Red76, Natalie Jereminjeniko, Mongrel, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Kevin and Jennifer McCoy and Eddo Stern. Each presented a public lecture at the new San Jose City Hall designed by international renown architect Richard Meyer, conducted student workshops and met with community leaders examine potential residency topics. Through FUSE and CADRE the artist brought to the surface new conceptual approaches represented through important experiment, discussion and principle. These artists are featured in this issue of SWITCH with the general theme of Re-Purpose.
As a first time editor and new graduate student of CADRE I am proud to present you with a collection of writings, projects and editorials profiling the FUSE artists. It is also a privilege to have contributing scholar Douglas Stanley theorize on the concept of Re-Purpose and ZERO1/Fuse Residency Coordinator Kuniko Vroman with an overview of the research residency initiative.
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