Commissioned by ZERO1, the San Jose Public Art Program, and Applied Materials, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Sky-Fi (2012) is a suspended streetscape installation enveloping the core of downtown San Jose’s SoFA district. A collaborative project between architect Christopher Haas and San Francisco-based collective Rebar, Sky-Fi weaves together the artist’s placemaking expertise and design aesthetic to create an ethereal work that will activate the SoFA hub by day and night. The dynamic, site-specific reference to the information superhighway represents the Silicon Valley as a hub of connectivity—a series of metaphoric circuits emanating from greater Silicon Valley and materializing over the SoFA district, gaining intensity as they converge at the ZERO1 Garage.
Christopher Haas is a San Francisco-based architect who designed the Garage. He established his own practice in 2008, designing several award-winning projects.
Rebar is an interdisciplinary studio working at the intersection of art, design, and ecology. Their work is rooted in the belief that human interaction forms the basis of the good life.