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Think outside the box 2. | by Neil. Moralee
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Think outside the box 2.

The Passing Winter 2005 is a sculpture comprising a cube positioned on two thick panes of glass, which are arranged to form an x-shaped pedestal. The cube, which is also made of glass, has an interior and exterior lined with mirrors, and its sides each contain three circular holes of different sizes arranged in varying compositions. Viewers are invited to look through these holes to the inside of the box and in doing so can see the circular shapes that are cut into the cube’s walls reflected infinitely across its mirror-lined interior. This gives the impression of an indefinite, ever-receding space in which the reflected circles seem to float. The spectator might also see reflections of other viewers peering in through holes in the box’s other sides. The cube’s mirrored surfaces cause its appearance to alter with varying environmental conditions: the reflected dots inside the box take on different colours depending on the colour of the surrounding room, and the reflections alter in brightness depending on light conditions.

  

www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kusama-the-passing-winter-t1...

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Taken on March 13, 2017