Aug 10, 2019 | By Luke Tebbutt
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
Currently showing at Louis Vuitton’s Espace gallery in Tokyo, Japanese artist Mariko Mori’s “Infinite Renew” installation explores themes of spirituality and existence through a series of beguiling and sculptural light works.
Mori has created a total of eight works for the exhibition, including a piece entitled “Infinite Energy Triptych”, that comprises three spiraling structures that extend from the floor to the ceiling. Colossal in size, the spirals represent energy going upwards, and are based on Mori’s “imagination” of how she “pictures energy flowing.”
To depict this “energy flow”, Mori has used LED lights that run through the center of the spiral and change in color – blue, magenta and green – dependent on nearby visitor movement. In this sense, the energy flow is dependent on human interaction, as Mori explains further…
“Because what we see is very little of what actually exists. Our mind is closed in our body. Our mind only thinks about the viewpoint from our eyes. But if you really started to understand this invisible energy, then you realize that you are part of the whole. We create the limitation of ourselves, but actually space itself is unlimited.”
Look to our New Faith report for more examples of contemporary artists exploring themes of spirituality and existence. In addition, our recent coverage of Frieze Art Fair 2013 in London highlights some of the key themes currently emerging in art and design. Infinite Renew will run through January 5th, 2014 – Samantha Fox
Scroll down for images via Designboom.
Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.