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Swarm Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Code Switching
560 Second Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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October 20th, 2007 - November 18th, 2007
Opening: 
October 25th, 2007 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.swarmgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
info@swarmgallery.com
PHONE:  
510-472-7930
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Quorum San Francisco
TAGS:  
collage, video, collaboration, conceptual, contemporary, text, technology, San, Oakland, code
> DESCRIPTION
Linguists define "code-switching" as an alternation between two or more languages within a single conversation between people who have one or more language in common. What this means for most of us is that we participate in, and practice a type of verbal syntactic shape-shifting, frequently changing terms of speech and expression to accommodate the fluctuating needs of discourse within different social and cultural interactions. Often an unconscious act, code-switching is used for many purposes, including protection, identification, recognition, approval, and control.

With this exhibition, Quorum artists address these aspects of code-switching, exploring when and where the switch occurs and why the switch happens.


Quorum San Francisco is a collective of Bay Area artists, curators, writers, and gallery owners dedicated to generating arts discourse, and transforming that dialogue into action. Past projects include "Blood for Art" at SCOPE, Miami (2006) and "Code-Switching" at Red House Gallery, Venice, CA (2007). www.quorum-sf.org

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