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Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room – My Heart is Dancing into the Universe
Exhibition
Contemporary Art Gallery
FREE
No Ticket Required

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is reopening at Crystal Bridges!

 

Per CDC’s updated guidelines, we are now requiring all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

Yayoi Kusama’s artwork, Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart is Dancing into the Universe (2018) is on view permanently at Crystal Bridges. The room itself is small and filled with mirrors and paper lanterns that have dots that change color. This effect makes it appear like the dots expand forever into the universe.

You can experience the Infinity Mirrored Room digitally through our 360 video. Drag the image to view in all directions. Enlarge the video to full-frame and select the 4K resolution option for a more immersive experience.

Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe 360 video

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOI KUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama is a contemporary artist who makes paintings, sculptures, performances, and installations. Dots are a common theme throughout her work—a pattern that she has utilized in her work since she was a child in an effort to escape trauma and anxiety. Crystal Bridges acquired another artwork of hers in 2018, Flowers that Bloom Now, which can be found on the South Lawn. A temporary installation of Narcissus Garden, another work by Kusama, is also on view near the South Lawn at the Crystal Pond.

Since the 1960s, Kusama has been creating Infinity Mirror Rooms that provoke a sense of boundlessness and transcendence through extreme repetition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket for this experience? 
No, you do not need a ticket.

Where is the artwork located? 
In the Contemporary Art Gallery.

How long will it be at Crystal Bridges?
Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is a permanent installation. It will remain installed in the Contemporary Art Gallery for the foreseeable future.

How many people can be in the room at once? 
1-2 people at a time. 2 maximum.

How much time will I have in the artwork?
Each guest will have 1 minute to view the room and take photos. At the end of 1 minute, they will be asked to exit the room by Guest Services.

Are guests able to walk anywhere in the room? 
No. There is a designated floor path in the room that guests will follow. You are not allowed to deviate from this path or step on the mirrors.

What is the photo policy? 
Guests are allowed to take photos and videos inside, but flash photography is prohibited.

Is it accessible?
Yes, Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is wheelchair accessible.

Are there any concerns for guests with sensory sensitivity? 
The room is dark and small and consists of mirror-lined spaces with LED lights that slowly change color. This may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Guests who have sensitivities to flashing lights or dark, enclosed spaces, or neurodiverse guests prone to sensory overstimulation, should bypass this experience.

Credits:

Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – MY HEART IS DANCING INTO THE UNIVERSE, 2018, Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOIKUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice., © YAYOI KUSAMA

Sponsored by:

David and Cathy Evans Family