With a focus on light and perspective, Olafur Eliasson’s installations have a transformative capacity that allows the viewer to experience the illusion of a supernatural environment. In an interstitial space of the Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, Gravity Stairs is composed of glowing spheres which, attached to the ceiling and bathed in warm yellow light, resemble the sun. The otherworldly light and a mirror on the ceiling present an impression of floating through space and among celestial bodies. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
did u know, there’s this small rural town in japan called obama. so there’s this girl in a 2007 drama who moved from the city to obama. and she hates it at first and blames the town for her misery. i kid u not. didn’t make this shit up.
“I’m very scared by the fact I’ve become older… I know the end is getting near and I could die any day,” she says, switching to Japanese. “I’m always here until it gets dark and, although I want to paint more, I think I should go home or I’ll get tired the next day. Before I go to sleep I’m so exhausted I could die. But then around three in the morning I wake up and start drawing or writing again.” -Yayoi Kusama