29th May, 2017
Former Yame City Office
The three-artist collective World Dirt Association (WDA): Yoshitaka Nanjo, James Jack & Shotaro Yoshino, collected local dirt samples as well as stories in Yame for this special tasting event. Participants in this “Dirt Tasting” event brought samples from a place with personal significance. The shape, color, fragrance and taste (based on smell) was intimately linked with the stories about diverse places, sparking a new understanding of the land we live on. Participants had a sensory experience together with the artists based on the unique fragrances and presentation by the person who collected the sample. This pre-workshop event began an exciting year of programming for the Social Art Lab at Kyushu University.