Kusama's Obliteration Room: Having Visitors Turn an Otherwise Drab Room Into an Explosion of Colour

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Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Obliteration Room is an interactive art piece by Yayoi Kusama that let's people place coloured stickers anywhere they want in a very boring living room.

Yayoi Kusama's interactive Obliteration Room begins as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people are then invited to 'obliterate' with multi-coloured stickers.

Over the course of a few weeks the room is transformed from a blank canvas into an explosion of colour, with thousands of spots stuck over every available surface.

TateShots have produced this timelapse video of The Obliteration Room covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern. It was conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002.

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