World Dirt Association

2014-present

Artists James Jack, Yoshitaka Nanjo and Shotaro Yoshino formed World Dirt Association based on 9 principles:

  1. Explore and record the history of dirt
  2. Connect various researchers on the topic of dirt
  3. Collect dirt samples and analyze each one
  4. Focus on dirt from multiple viewpoints
  5. Make places for discussion associated with dirt
  6. Plan symposia, events and workshops
  7. Create artworks that utilize dirt
  8. Make publications related to dirt
  9. Continue activities based on these principles

Dirt Restaurant

Ten dirt samples, table, plates, audio recording, speakers, chandelier, display screens, wine glasses, kitchenware, books and sommelier in residence
2017

Dirt Restaurant

(detail)
Ten dirt samples, table, plates, audio recording, speakers, chandelier, display screens, wine glasses, kitchenware, books and sommelier in residence
2017

Dirt Restaurant

Ten dirt samples, table, plates, audio recording, speakers, chandelier, display screens, wine glasses, kitchenware, books and sommelier in residence
2017

Dirt Stage: Growing Dirt Time

126 dirt samples, video, wood, carpet, acrylic, experiment equipment, clipboards, classroom
Dimensions variable
2015

Dirt Stage: Growing Dirt Time

126 dirt samples, video, wood, carpet, acrylic, experiment equipment, clipboards, classroom
Dimensions variable (detail)
2015

Intro to WDA

5’55” digital video still
2015

View video

Intro to WDA

5’55” digital video still
2015

View video

Dirt Stage

dirt samples, acrylic, video, digital inkjet print, wood, plants
Dimensions variable
2015-2016

Dirt Stage

dirt samples, acrylic
Dimensions variable (detail)
2015-2016

Dirt Sampling Sites

digital photograph
2015