Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe
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.
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 in the North Forest.
Since the 1960s, Kusama has been creating Infinity Mirror Rooms that provoke a sense of boundlessness and transcendence through extreme repetition.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe is a self-guided experience that guests will walk through. The room is accessed by an entrance and an exit. Each experience will include 90 seconds to view the artwork. Only 1-2 people allowed at a time.
A ticket is required for entry and guests must arrive within the designated 15 minutes on their ticket.
It is located in the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Tickets for this experience are required as capacity is limited.
Day-of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by phone (479.657.2335), online, or at Guest Services in the main lobby.
Reservations: members have the opportunity to pre-reserve a time slot for a future date. Pre-reserved timed tickets available by phone (479.657.2335), online, or at Guest Services in the main lobby.
How can I gain access to Infinity Mirrored Room―My Heart is Dancing into the Universe?
This will be a ticketed experience, set up via a queuing system. Guests can view the Infinity Mirrored Room by requesting a ticket at the front desk, online, or by calling Guest Services, similar to how our guests view the Frank Lloyd Wright House. This is a self-guided experience. Tickets are required for entry as capacity is limited.
How much does a ticket cost?
Tickets are free, or may be reserved in advance for $1. This fee is waived for members.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets do not have to be purchased in advance, but keep in mind that we anticipate this will be a popular experience that may sell out.
Day-of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by phone, online, or at Guest Services in the main lobby.
Guests will also have the opportunity to pre-reserve a time slot for a future date for a $1 ticket fee. This fee is waived for members. Pre-reserved timed tickets available by phone, online, or at Guest Services in the main lobby.
What is the window of time for a ticket?
Guests must arrive at the Infinity Mirrored Room within the designated 15 minutes on their ticket. So, if your ticket says 3-3:15 pm, you may show up at any point within that time block.
Where will it be 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.
Can guests re-enter on the same day?
Yes, but guests will have to get a ticket each time. If you want to re-enter and tickets have sold out for the day, then you may not re-enter that same day.
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 90 seconds to view the room and take photos. At the end of 90 seconds, 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 should bypass this experience.
David and Cathy Evans Family
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