||As a pre-event for the
exhibition, from August 1~15th I curated and produced the TOKYO ART JUNGLE TRAIN: an 11-car train from the world's busiest train line--the
East Japan Rail Yamanote line--running in normal service daily from
05:00 until 25:00 (schedule varying from day to day). Eight artists
and artist groups from the Tokyo Art Jungle used the train as an installation
space, utilizing areas normally used for advertising as well as those
without precedent in Japan (e.g., floors and ceilings). This work
was easily one of the most public "public art" projects
ever staged in Tokyo, bringing contemporary art to well over a million
people during its run.
October 1 - 15 2002
JR Yamanote Line Tokyo, Japan
special pre exhibition of the "TOKYO
ART JUNGLE" .
2dk: Total Production, Planning
David Byrne, Masahiro Nakagawa(20471120), Hideyuki Tanaka, Namaiki,
Hidenori Kondo, WORD PUBLIC, Shizu Usami, Wendy Brawer+40 Green Map
Volunteer staff and more.
Special Cooporation: JR East, JR Higashinihon Kikaku
||- Tokyo International
Forum TOKYO ART JUNGLE
August 13-15, 2002