Greetings from Silicon Valley / Imin Yeh

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation

Greetings from Silicon Valley is a series of postcards that capture an authentic experience of life in Silicon Valley. This will be accomplished by creating an “Open Call” or crowd sourcing from people who play a part in building Silicon Valley community targetting employees who work at the famed corporations that create this geographic/commercial boundary. Submissions must be 4” 6” images/drawings/photographs which answer the question, “What is your favorite way or place to get away when you are at work?” will host the submissions and showcase the top 10 finalists which will be narrowed to the top 5 winners via public, online voting. Those 5 winning images will be published into actual postcards and a postcard vending sculpture, which opperates on an Honesty Till style economy and will be available at major Zero1 Biennale exhibitions and events. The income from these donations will then donated to a local arts organization.

This project hopes to encourage a few minutes of creative randomness during the workday. Using digital and internet based social networking to spread the call, to solicite submissions, and to exhibit contributions, the ultimate manifestation of the project will be printed, physical postcards;a personal and analog way of comunication. It is also an opportunity to create an authentic souvenir of the Zero1 Biennale and of Silicon Valley, by finding honest snapshots into the day-to-day life of a Silicon Valley worker.

September 15, 2012, 11am - 6pm
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

Imin Yeh

lives and works San Francisco, CA


Imin Yeh creates sculptures, installations, downloadable crafts, and participatory artist-led projects. Recent projects include a 2012 commission from the San Jose Museum of Art and a year-long parasitic contemporary art space called SpaceBi that takes place in the Asian Art Museum.