2011. Wood, mirror, plastic, acrylic, LED lights, and aluminum, 300 x 617.5 x 645.5 cm.

Yayoi Kusama: Social Transformation Through Infinite Multiplication

Entering Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011), as staged at Tate Modern, you found yourself in a darkened, boxed space filled with colorfully flashing, suspended lights. The walls were lined with mirrors and the floor filled with water. Everything became multiplied in the reflections, blurring the boundaries between the real and the unreal. In this unsettling space, your body became subsumed in the work, and you became one of the objects inhabiting it. The installation evoked Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, a subversive realm of visions, hallucinations, and dreaming, a place that celebrates otherness…see the entire article in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.