Mariko Mori: Journey to Seven Light Bay

When 9 Nov 2011
Where Adobe Museum of Digital Media

United States

Mariko Mori, photo by David Sims. Courtesy of the artist and Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Exhibition Launches November 9 2011, 12:01am EST

Press Release:

On Nov. 9, 2011, at 12:01AM EST, Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) will launch Journey to Seven Light Bay, a new exhibition by Mariko Mori, curated by Tom Eccles, executive director of the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale in Hudson, NY. This marks AMDM’s fourth major exhibition since opening in October 2010. A trailer for Journey to Seven Light Bay is on view now at

Journey to Seven Light Bay explores Mariko Mori’s longtime interest in harmonizing nature, spiritualism and technology in the digital age. The exhibition illuminates Mori’s artistic process and provides a digital recreation of her upcoming physical project, Primal Rhythm, being built on Miyako Island off the coast of Okinawa in Japan.

Throughout Journey to Seven Light Bay, visitors will hear Mori’s commentary on Primal Rhythm as well as past art works. Mori’s work as the artist has long drawn inspiration from the intersection of nature and technology. Mori says, “I would like to reintroduce ancient culture to contemporary life in order to reconnect with nature.”

About Mariko Mori

Mariko Mori (born 1967, Japan) is an acclaimed artist whose work has been acquired by museums and private collectors worldwide. Educated in Tokyo, London and New York, Mori gained recognition for her interactive installation, WAVE UFO, which debuted at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria in 2003. The installation was subsequently shown in New York and Genoa, and included in the 2005 Venice Biennale.

About Tom Eccles

Tom Eccles is executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and former director of the Public Art Fund in New York City from 1996–2005 where he curated more than 100 exhibitions and projects. In addition, Eccles has curated exhibitions at the Park Avenue Armory, Marian Goodman Gallery, and was a “correspondent” for the 2009 Venice Biennale (curated by Daniel Birnbaum).

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