Mar 15, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Mihoko Ogaki

Though some of the details may be hard to see in these photos, Japanese artist Mihoko Ogaki recently premiered a series of works where bodies are illuminated within dark rooms and seem to radiate the night sky and solar system all around the rooms. The sculptures are constructed out of plastic casts and contain embedded LEDs within them that shine outward in an almost deteriorating or suffering fashion.It reminds me of the scenes in "The Fountain" when the body of the time traveling conquistador explodes in nirvana upon reaching Xibalba and the scenes in "Prometheus" when the engineer off's himself at the beginning. Either way, there is something mystical about the thought of all humans as star dust and the exhibit illustrates that to great success.

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