Journey to Seven Light Bay, Mariko Mori’s anticipated exhibition is now on view on the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) as of Dec. 6, 2011. This digital exhibition can be viewed entirely online here, and also corresponds with the first phase of her physical installation which opens in Japan on Dec. 22, 2011.
Journey to Seven Light Bay is a digital recreation of Mariko Mori’s remote physical project, and an exploration of Mori’s artistic vision. Both projects focus on themes of nature, spirituality, technology, and futuristic design, prevalent throughout Mori’s work. More information on the exhibition after the break.
Curated by Tom Eccles, Executive Director, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Journey to Seven Light Bay represents the most recent installment in the work of Mariko Mori, whose interest centers on pushing the boundaries of art and technology. This digital project transports AMDM visitors to the tranquil Miyako Island in Okinawa, Japan, where Mori has installed the first part of her monumental earth work, Primal Rhythm, consisting of a sun pillar and a moonstone that changes color in accordance with the bay’s tidal movements. The first phase of Primal Rhythm, produced by Mariko Mori’s Faou Foundation, will open in Japan on the winter solstice, December 22, upon completion of Sun Pillar.
Mori says, “The project in Japan expands in its digital form through the AMDM, making it accessible to a broad audience worldwide.” Mori’s artistic philosophy encourages greater awareness of the natural world. According to Mori, “This work is designed to unite the celestial and the terrestrial. It will be a lasting testimony that pays respect to the natural beauty of our surroundings on earth.”