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Friday, May 11, 2007


Crust and Dirt give shape to dreams

Last seen making dreams come true on the streets of New York City, art duo Crust and Dirt return with their Instant Drawing Machine to Tokyo on May 13.

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Passers-by in Stockholm share a wish with artists Crust and Dirt via a laptop. PHOTO COURTESY OF NAKAOCHIAI GALLERY

The IDM is a modern-day take on the wishing well. It allows pedestrians in far-flung cities the opportunity to meet Crust and Dirt (the alter egos of New York-based Oliver Halsman Rosenberg and San Francisco-based Clint Taniguchi) through computers placed on city sidewalks. Passersby are invited to "share a wish," which the artists then visualize into a drawing. Crust and Dirt will be conducting their IDM at Tokyo's Apple store in Shibuya (6-7 p.m), interacting with passers-by on the streets of London.

The store is a 5-min. walk from JR Shibuya Station's Hachiko Exit. Visit www.apple.com/jp/retail/shibuya/map/index2.html for a map on how to get there.

Crust and Dirt will also be holding an exhibition titled "Inter-dimension Trading Table" at the Nakaochiai Gallery in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, from May 13 through June 9. The gallery is open Fridays (6-9 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays (2 p.m.-7 p.m. or by appointment, tel. [03] 5988-7830).

For more information in English or Japanese, visit www.nakaochiaigallery.com

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