Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Yayoi Kusama is one of the most beloved pieces in the museum collection. The installation, dating from 2008, consists of a single space, four by four meters. The walls and ceilings are covered with mirrors; the floor is a reflecting pool; and you stand in the middle of the water on a platform.
Hanging from the ceiling above you are a hundred lamps that resemble glowing ping pong balls. These lamps change color in a way that transports us into a special rhythm and pulse, almost as though we become one with the universe of the installation. Gleaming Lights of the Souls is a truly lyrical work of art in every sense.
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Interview with Yayoi Kusama by Louisiana Channel.