March 27, 2020
Starting with composer Geneva Skeen’s stereo drone piece.
A new series featuring Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years, has been launched online by Los Angeles museum The Broad.
Diving into the “spiritual aspects of Kusama’s exploration of eternity”, the series – called Infinite Drone – pairs a recording taken from inside Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room with compositions from various musicians and genres.
Its first contributor is sound artist and composer Geneva Skeen, whose stereo drone composition The Oval Window (2018) was made solely using manipulated voice and piano recordings.
Born in Nagano, Japan, Kusama first rose to international prominence when she moved to New York City and became a fixture of its ’60s avant-garde art scene, with her work having a long-standing impact on the fields of pop art and minimalism.
Her ongoing fascination and experimentation with polka dots began when, as a child, she hallucinated “flashes of light, auras, or dense fields of dots”.
“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment,” explains Kusama.
Head here for more info on Infinite Drone.