INFINITE KUSAMA

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The Hello Cube Hellicar & Lewis


Visit the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Tate Modern

 

INTERACT WITH THE HELLO CUBE

The Hello Cube was a groundbreaking interactive installation commissioned by Tate Collectives to be the centre piece for Infinite Kusama and created by design duo Hellicar & Lewis.

See project details for more information. 

INTERACT & TWEET @thehellocube to create your own unique artwork. 

 

EXPERIENCE: INFINITE KUSAMA with Tate Collectives

Saturday 24 March 2012 - Tate Modern

Tate Collective took other young Londoners on an immersive and hallicinatory journey into Kusama's work with talks, workshops and performances. Including performances from Actress, Koreless and Lapalux and Sonic Kusama, Stooki Craftmakers and 16mm Kusama film workshops.

See more details HERE.

 

CREATE: KUSAMA OBSESSION with REcreativeuk.com

See REcreativeuk.com Competition details and KUSAMA inspiration.

In partnership with the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project and ReCreative UK Online.

INTERACT: @TheHelloCube with Hellicar & Lewis

23-25 March 2012. Tate Modern, Bridge - Turbine Hall 

The Hello Cube is a digital interactive installation made by Hellicar & Lewis. Inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, it was shown at Tate Modern as part of Infinite Kusama. You can still communicate with The Hello Cube via Twitter, either via your mobile or online at Twitter.com. 


INTERACT & TWEET @thehellocube to create your own unique artwork. 

1. I know lots of scenes. Here are some to start you off: spots, drawn, texture, cells.

2. I also know actions such as slower, faster, bigger, smaller, shake, mirror and twirl. Try something different and see what happens. 

3. You can choose almost any colour. Try tweeting one to me to change what you see.

4. Example Tweet @thehellocube Hello! Cells, Bigger, Red. BYE!

When you have sent me your command, I will send you an image straight back to your Twitter account so you can share your creation with your friends.

Please Note: you will need to subscribe to Twitter to interact with the installation if you do not already have an account set up. 

Creative Team behind The Hello Cube; 

Directors Hellicar & Lewis

Producer: Claire Spencer Cook, Nexus Interactive Arts

Programming: Todd Vanderlin and Dierderick Huijbers

Digital Project Curator: Sarah Toplis, Commissioning Editor - Tate Collectives

Made using OpenFrameworks

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HELLICAR & LEWIS and THE HELLO CUBE 

 

In partnership with the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project and ReCreative UK Online.

KUSAMA OBSESSION with REcreativeuk.com

Yayoi Kusama’s studio set a brief and the challenge was to create a work of art exploring the idea of obsession, a recurring theme in Kusama’s own practice.

Five projects were shortlisted from over 90 entries by a panel of judges Then one of the shortlist was selected overall by the panel to take up the incredible opportunity to travel to Tokyo and visit Yayoi Kusama in her studio.

SEE FULL SHORTLIST OF ARTISTS AND WORKS HERE:

ALSO READ INTERVIEW WITH GUARDIAN GUIDE'S ART CRITIC SKYE SHERWIN AND THE FINALIST YI DAI HERE:

 

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Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama art reflects her unique vision of the world. Kusama continues to work obsessively developing a body of work that encompasses painting, sculpture, drawing, collage and immersive large-scale installations.

The Tate Modern exhibition presents a selection of Kusama’s art, documents and images. Here is a brief introduction to the exhibition and you can also see a selection of works if you scroll down to the page. We hope these help with KUSAMA OBSESSION brief!

Infinity Net Paintings 

The Infinity Net paintings are covered in repetitive pierced brushstrokes, semi-circles of white paint revealing the black surface beneath. They have an obsessive quality, as the gesture is repeated, covering multiple surfaces. This repetition is much like the serial techniques employed by minimal and conceptual artists.

Accumulation Sculptures

Growing out of the obsessive practice of the Infinity Nets, the so-called Accumulation sculptures featuring everyday items like furniture, clothing and accessories, all covered with a proliferation of repeated forms. Kusama's Compulsion Furniture works have a surreal quality, suggesting a dream-like world in which an internal obsession is projected into the physical world.

Aggregation

Aggregation was Kusama’s first complete room installation and marks the beginning of the full scale environments that she continues to create. Kusama’s installations fully immerse the viewer in her obsessively charged vision.

Self-Image & Fashion

Kusama carefully managed her own image, she regularly arranged for professional photographs to be taken of her with her work, often seen wearing outfits that compliment her work. Her obsessive visual-style translates into fashion, image, graphics and design surrounding her art.

Self-Obliteration

During the late 1960’s Kusama embraced hippie culture and began a period of performance based experimentation, staging happenings with a group of collaborators and opening her art up to participation from onlookers.  Kusama’s created a film by this name, with a score by the C.I.A. change, the film includes scenes of the people participating in the happenings painting polka dots on each others bodies.

Large Sculpture & Environments

Kusama returned to making objects by hand as her living conditions changed and she became a voluntary in-patient in hospital.  The Clouds consists of 100 unique silver and white painted sewn stuffed cushions. 

Paintings

Kusama produced various acrylic based canvases with all over compositions in palette’s of beautiful colour. Here paintings during the 1980’s & 90’s show endless expansive visions, many with repeated microscopic worlds. 

Recent paintings reveal a visual language that references motifs and elements from Kusama’s earlier work; included dots, nets, pumpkins, eyes and hieroglyphic Kusama self portraits in profile.

Installations

I’m Here, but Nothing is room-sized installation creating an everyday living room environment, the room and all it’s furnishings are covered with fluorescent sticker sport which glow, creating an immersive obsessive visual field of spots. One of Kusama’s enduring obsessions has been the depiction of infinite space, she does so with The Infinity Mirrored Room, both installations are part of the exhibition at Tate Modern.