Gleaming Lights of the Souls

Wandering through the galleries in the East wing at Louisiana we spotted a small door. There was a notice saying only two people were allowed to enter at any one time. Curious, we waited our turn and when we entered, we encounted this

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The room was an installation by the eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama entitled Gleaming Lights of the Souls.

It was a small room, but all four walls and the ceiling were covered with mirrors and there was a film of water on the floor (with a small, dry platform suspended from the roof for visitors to stand on). There were small round LED lights suspended from the roof, which kept changing colour.

It was like standing in the middle of space.


2 thoughts on “Gleaming Lights of the Souls

  1. Wasn’t that great fun?

    There was an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s work at Tate Modern that I saw in April and loved this room which was called ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life’ – I wonder if the title changes with every location…. Anyway, I thought it was great. We were not allowed to photograph so I only managed to get two shots: it looks like photographs were allowed in Copenhagen, is that right?

    • Yes Eirene, photos were allowed throughout the Museum. It made a change from the UK where photos are banned in so many places. It wouldn’t be so bad but too often they don’t have much information available on the works in the gallery and poor websites. But all the galleries we visited in Denmark where much more relaxed about photography.

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