ICA: Kusama LOVE IS CALLING
LOVE IS CALLING is one of Kusama’s most immersive, kaleidoscopic environments and represents the culmination of her artistic achievements. It exemplifies the breadth of the artists’ visual vocabulary—from her signature polka dots and soft sculptures to brilliant colors, the spoken word, and most importantly, endless reflections and the illusion of space. It is composed of a darkened, mirrored room illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. A sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously.