Part of Tokujin Yoshioka’s solo exhibition ‘TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_Crystallize’, on now through January 19, 2014 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), ‘Swan Lake’ is a crystallized painting drawn by the vibration of music.
“The crystallized paintings are drawn by growing crystals.” says MOT. “In the process, music will be played and it gives the sound vibration to crystals to prompt its growth. It is as if a piece of music turns into one painting.”
“This work named ‘Swan Lake’ is created by playing the music of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, ‘Swan Lake’.” says Yoshioka. “By growing natural crystals in a water tank, it is as if the energy of life is injected into the works. Life of nature and energy transforms a piece of music into a painting, and fosters a life in crystals.”
MOT adds, “Drawing on the ‘accidental beauty’ nature creates, these works are experiments with a deeply human emotional appeal. Yoshioka believes that by drawing our attention to the latent power and beauty of nature, this project asks important questions about the future.”