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Taking a cue from Yayoi Kusama’s immersive environments and happenings, Julianne Swartz, along with collaborators Ian Turner and Bob Bielecki, organized a program in which visitors explored sonic texture to record, edit, and compose an audio object. This interactive sound collage made by Swartz, Turner, Bielecki and collaborators is the final product.
In this video, a visitor experiences Fireflies on the Water (2002), an installation in which artist Yayoi Kusama explores ideas of the infinite.
In these excerpts from Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots directed by Heather Lenz, artist Yayoi Kusama, gallerist Richard Castellone, and Tate curator Frances Morris discuss Kusama’s childhood in Japan, her move to New York, and the themes of infinity and accumulation in her work.