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The obliteration room

7th May 2016 - 7th Aug 2016

The Obliteration Room 2002-present is a dynamic artwork by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama that transforms over time through the active participation of visitors.
You are invited to enter the world of the artist and 'obliterate' an entirely white domestic space by adding colourful dot stickers to the furniture, objects and surfaces in this large-scale interactive installation.
The space gradually transforms through this interaction and the mass accumulation of coloured dots ultimately changes the white interior into an extraordinary blur of colours.


Yayoi Kusama The obliteration room 2002-present
Courtesy: Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art Australia


PLAY: Kusama’s World of Dots


Yayoi Kusama has covered many different things with dots. She has dotted shoes, dogs, cats, horses, pumpkins, rocks, lakes, mountains, lots of people and even a city. Now you can dot a digital environment, just like Yayoi Kusama. When you are finished, email your dotted world to family and friends.


This interactive was developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with Yayoi Kusama.

Copyright Yayoi Kusama and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art



A time-lapse video showing the first six weeks of visitor interaction with Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room 2002 to present at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
This footage is shown courtesy of courtesy of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

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