Listening to Art

03.10: Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever


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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume three, number ten: Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever by Yayoi Kusama.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

This is the second recording of work by Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist born in 1929. The first was in volume three number one, when we heard Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. That, this and the recording in the next issue were made at the Infinity Mirrors show when it was on tour. The show opened at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., in February 2017, and arrived at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2018. Over her career Kusama has made art in many forms, but this show was about her Infinity Mirror Rooms, which she began making in 1965.

This is an installation, made of wood, mirrors, metal and light bulbs, 210 cm wide by 250 cm high by 205 cm deep.

Now let’s listen to Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever by Yayoi Kusama, recorded at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, on 20 April 2018.

Waveform of the field recording.

That was Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever by Yayoi Kusama. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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Bibliography

All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Denton, William. “Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.” Listening to Art 03, no. 01 (15 May 2018). https://listeningtoart.org/03.01/.

Hirshhorn Museum. “Infinity Mirror Rooms.” Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. https://hirshhorn.si.edu/kusama/infinity-rooms/.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Yayoi Kusama,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama.