LightBombed: Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms
LightBombers in or around New York City: do not miss this exhibition! When we heard that Kusama's mirrored Infinity Rooms were back on display in the city, we couldn't resist making the trip experience them for ourselves. It was totally worth waiting in the two hour line to see what all the hype was about. Even if you aren't into contemporary fine art, you will appreciate this. But you have to hurry; the show closes on December 21.
The installation is comprised of a series of three rooms, which are made out of the things that we love to shoot best--flashing lights and tons of reflective surfaces. Viewers experience the first room one at a time. It is absolutely breathtaking. From the typical gallery exterior, you move suddenly into another universe. You are standing on a platform surrounded by water so black it seems to be infinitely deep. Because the walls are made of adjacent mirrors, the space expands into a universe of colored lights that blink mysteriously in the silence. Even though our time inside was limited, we all agreed it was transfixing for those few moments. We also thought it was pretty cool how each of us captured the piece a little differently.
For the second and third rooms, the line wasn't quite as long. One was filled with quirky blow-up forms that changed colors and the other was a huge video projection sided by mirrors, which produced an infinitely long row of Kusama herself singing a haunting song in Japanese. It was one of the coolest things we've seen in a while.
David Zwirner Gallery is open every day this week from 10 am to 6 pm. Remember to bundle up and anticipate a wait. As always, show us what you capture with LightBomber and remember to share on Instagram and Twitter with #Lightbomber.