Design, art, etc

Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room

The interactive Obliteration Room (2012) begins as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people are then invited to « obliterate » with multi-coloured stickers.
It was first conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002.

Yayoi Kusama (草間 ćœŒç”Ÿ, 1929) is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.

Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.

In an early documented performance, Walking Piece (1966), Kusama walked along the streets of New York City in a traditional Japanese kimono while holding a parasol.

Time-lapse video of the Obliteration Room, by Yayoi Kusama, covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern in 2012.

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Design or Art? Both, with the welcome interaction of real people in the creative process.

View the full art installation and see the room go from white to this!

Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room

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Design, art, etc


Above: Elena Kalis – Underwater Photography

Underwater sculptures

Jason de Caires Taylor

underwater sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor MRSS (b.1974) is an award winning sculptor, environmentalist and professional underwater photographer. For the past 16 years, Taylor has been creating underwater museums and sculpture parks beneath the waves, submerging over 1,100 living artworks throughout the world’s oceans and seas.

Themes explored by these artistic installations include, among others, the climate emergency, environmental activism, and the regenerative attributes of nature. The sculptures create a habitat for marine life whilst illustrating humanity’s fragility and its relationship with the marine world.

More Art on this blog.
See also: the last swimming elephants.