Japanese performance artist Mariko Mori weightlessly floats between diverse topics from consumerism and technology to ancient Japanese Jōmon culture and Celtic tradition.
Somewhere between a spiritual being and a futuristic alien, Mori weaves together the most disparate of subject matters, revealing the interconnectedness of all things. Sacred rituals and pop culture trends, cyber fantasies and feminist dreams all are wrapped up in Mori’s holistic purview.
The iconic artist is having a renaissance this fall, as she’s hosting her first US solo show in over a decade. Appropriately dubbed “Rebirth,” the exhibition explores how art and technology shape the world around us, spanning back to the origins of being.
“Our life was inherited from our very remote ancestors and given to us now and we will transfer it to future generations…. The chain of life reaching back through history,” Mori explained to the museum.
“Rebirth” features a performance by Mori herself, playing a shaman-like role to entice viewers into a meditative state.
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Japanese Performance Artist Mariko Mori