INSTANT DRAWING MACHINE – Live performance Apple Store, Shibuya Sunday, May 13, 6-7pmFrom 13 Mayâ€”9 June 2007, the art duo of Crust and Dirt will touch down in Tokyo. This pair will be bringing their science-fiction art to Japan through an exhibition titled Inter-dimension Trading Table at the Nakaochiai Gallery and a live performance of their Instant Drawing Machine at the Apple store in Shibuya.Crust and Dirt are the alter-egos of artists Oliver Halsman Rosenberg and Clint Taniguchi and transform the pair into what have been variously called `time travelersâ€™, â€˜manifesting spiritsâ€™, and â€˜quasi-mystical forcesâ€™.
INSTANT DRAWING MACHINE AT APPLE STORE (SHIBUYA)
On 13 May, 6-7pm, Crust and Dirt will conduct their â€˜Instant Drawing Machineâ€™ (IDM) at Tokyoâ€™s Apple store in Shibuya to interact with passers-by in London.
IDM was last seen in June 2006 at the Drawing Center in New York City.
IDM is a modern â€˜wishing wellâ€™ by which pedestrians in distant cities are given the chance to meet Crust and Dirt through computers placed on citiesâ€™ sidewalks. Passers-by are invited to share a wish, which the artists visualize into a drawing before their eyes.
While their drawings are on one hand the product of contemporary technology (communications enabled by Internet, video, etc.), they are also born out of sage-like practices of giving shape to dreams and taking on spirit guide-type roles; a unique combination of the primal and technological.