Saturday, 11 February 2012

Things to do in London; Step into Infinity

If you've abandoned your ambitions of being an astronaut to gather dust with the tamagotchis and Pokemon cards of your youth, there is an exhibition in town that may make you reconsider.

The 'Infinity Mirror Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life' , by famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will be running at the Tate Modern between 9 February - 5 June


Interestingly, Kasuma who is 82 years old has spent the last 40 years of her life as a voluntary resident in a psychiatric hospital. And of course, almost predictably that results in a certain curiosity driving one's appreciation of her work; which the cynics may dismiss as the whole intention of the exercise. However, surely 40 years is a long time to spend on an exercise in public relations, so I'm not convinced.

The installation is a mirrored room filled with colour changing fairy lights which represent space and the infinite galaxy, or whatever else you make it. Cannot wait to check this out as it reminds me of my all time favourite London attraction - the Planetarium (sadly now closed), which on every one of my journeys through the galaxy filled me with mystical wonder.

3 comments:

  1. These are awesome photos. The lights are so trippy! haha

    Stop by sometime, Natalie xo
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  2. Well, Alice Cooper said he found inspiration for some of his best material after a stint in rehab. So why not.

    Ali

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