Tatsuo Miyajima at Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Holland
Tatsuo Miyajima's exhibition "Time" opens June 6, 2022 at Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Holland
What does time mean to you? For Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, time connects everything. Step inside his room-scale installation Samsara and experience the unending journey of life, surrounded by hundreds of blinking LED numbers in an array of colours. Spirituality, Buddhist philosophy, and technology come together in this brand new installation.
What exactly can you expect to see? Digital LED counters, or digits as Miyajima calls them, each count down from 9 to 1 at their own pace. This repeating cycle is a visual representation of the passing of a life, and of time. Time arises from Miyajima's Buddhist ideas about reincarnation: a human being dies, but each time is reborn. What is striking is that 0 is always bypassed. When the position of 0 is reached in the cycle, the counter briefly switches to black; a moment in which to pause or take a breath before life begins again.
HET NOORDBRABANTS MUSEUM
Verwersstraat 41, 's-Hertogenbosch