After a crowdfunding campaign and a generous top-up from the AGO Foundation, Yayoi Kusama's world famous Infinity Mirror Room has finally been installed at The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Canada. The $2m+ price tag which received around a quarter of its finance from members of the public has made it possible to reveal the exhibit at the end of May, just 6 months since plans were unveiled. This makes great time and shows that the people of Ontario really care about art and culture.
Named, Let's Survive Forever, the Infinity Mirror Room uses a complex array of mirrors to create reflective feedback into infinite images of the audience. Four people are allowed in at one time, meaning families can be immortalised in light for a few moments. Offering distortions and eternal lines of front to back reflections, finding the perfect angle for your infinite selfie will be a challenge. If you were one of those who voted for this installation by donating some money then you'll be first on the list for entry in mid-April. Everyone else will have to wait until the following month.
Mirror Rooms are growing in popularity, and there are now over a dozen permanent locations around the world. The way they influence light, the image, and our perception of reality really bring a whole new dimension to our conscious existence. The Infinity Mirror Room is open to all paying visitors to the art museum.
Via Now Toronto
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