Other Inspo: Mori, Björk and Atoms

Some other side research has led me to discover Mariko Mori, a renowned artist known for her diverse portfolio working with the idea of crossroads between Art and Science, reality and fantasy, futurism and Utopia.

An example is Dream Temple, a spiritual recreation and basis on an existing Japanese sacred site. The work is an experiential ‘end’ and self-discovery to a cumulative journey such as a pilgrimage.

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Mariko Mori, Dream Temple (1997-99)

  • The familiar imagery taken from Japanese culture fused with hi-tech design is uncanny
  • A formal entrance into illumination or termination?
  • Taking that element of an ‘intersection’, the mysterious meeting between something
Bjork (Vulnicura Promo)

Bjork (Vulnicura Promo)

Björk is one of my favourite muses, artistically and musically she is comparable to no other. Her heavy and extensive collection of work over the years has demonstrated her boundless approach to making Music, applying innovative and experimental ways to present herself and her sound.

There’s something about the extraordinary and unearthly themes she has explored across particular work. She presents herself as if open to interpretation, the work deeply personal yet the experience somewhat universal?

One of my favourite things is the feeling of going into the unknown

Björk, (Crack Magazine interview, 2016)

Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

The Atomium was originally built for the Brussels 1958 World Fair. This now renowned building/museum can be seen as a photographic equivalent and remembrance of the Atomic Age. During the 1950s the atom was seen as an iconic image of modernity and power, given the events of nuclear bomb droppings and testings.

  • The scale of the magnified iron crystal transforms how the audience thinks and observes according to their size
  • The juxtaposition of human and Atomium measures the human’s apprehension and self-realisation
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