"Instant Drawing Machine" Live Performance
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From May 13th to June 9th 2007, the art duo ‘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 travelers’, ‘manifesting spirits’, and ‘quasi-mystical forces’.
Crust and Dirt will conduct their ‘Instant Drawing Machine’ (IDM) at Tokyo’s Apple store in Shibuya to interact with passers-by in Auckland.
IDM was last seen in June 2006 at the Drawing Center in New York City.
IDM is a modern ‘wishing well’ by which pedestrians in distant cities are given the chance to meet Crust and Dirt through computers placed on city 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.