Artists James Jack, Yoshitaka Nanjo, Shotaro Yoshino form bacilli as caretakers who nurture active spaces for living with dirt, people, food, microbes and spirits. Commencing in 2014 as “World Dirt Association,” the artist collective has evolved into the form of “bacilli” (Bacillus genus of bacteria)growing exponentially from 2022. Their dedication to artistic infusions of taste, touch, scent and more grows together with local collaborators in diverse places based on a shared love for land. As their evolutionary path expands, symbiosis is diversified through interesting mutants discovered in the collaborative creative process.
2015 Water and Land Festival, Niigata
2016 S.Y.P. Art Space, Tokyo
2017 Ichihara x Art Mix, Chiba
2018 Yame Remix, Fukuoka
2020 ART FOR THOUGHT, Tokyo
2021 Oku-Noto Art Triennale, Ishikawa
2022 Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa