Phoenix, Arizona: Dancing Swarm of Fireflies

In an art museum's dark, mirror-lined gallery, strands of color LED lights hang for psychedelic effect in a 2005 permanent installation by Yayoi Kusama titled "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies."

Phoenix Art Museum

Address:
1625 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Directions:
NE corner of E McDowell Rd and N Central Ave.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5. Closed M (Call to verify)
Phone:
602-257-1222
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Dancing Swarm of Fireflies

Permanent art installation at Phoenix Art Museum. The whole museum is wonderful but this is a highlight. Almost disorienting (in a good way) upon entering.

[Joanna Bryn, 07/19/2018]

Yayoi Kusama's "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" is a 25-square-foot space with mirror-lined walls, a floor of polished black granite, a black plexiglass ceiling, and 250 dangling LED lights, programmed to shift color and blink off and on for maximum psychedelic soul-obliteration.

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