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Photo of a person's face silhouetted in front of the blue twinkling lights in a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room.

Event Details

December 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.


Free for Members
$14.50 for Not-Yet-Members
Reservations Required


High Museum of Art
Memorial Arts Building, Rich Theatre

Event Description

In conjunction with the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, the High will present two screenings (on November 15 and December 13) of short films capturing several of the artist’s iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short films of Kusama singing, performing, and reciting poems. Included in these programs is Kusama’s Self-Obliteration, 1967, a film that relates themes of nature and sexuality to the artist’s concept of “self-obliteration.” The film program provides insight into the pivotal role performance has played in Kusama’s practice throughout her career.

This program is presented in collaboration with Atlanta-based curator, musician, artist, and scholar Andy Ditzler. He is founder and curator of the long-running moving image series Film Love and he co-founded the idea collective John Q, recipient of the Artadia Award and other honors. Ditzler earned a degree in Music Performance from Indiana University and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University, with a concentration in curation. Ditzler will provide an introduction of the films and lead lively discussion immediately following the screening.

Seating is limited, please reserve your tickets online.
This film includes some nudity and sexual content that may not be appreciated by all audiences.

Please note: Film tickets and/or regular museum admission tickets cannot be used to enter the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Please visit the Infinity Mirrors FAQ page for ticketing information.

Films by Yayoi Kusama

  • Self-Obliteration, 1967 (22 min. 30 sec.)
  • Songs: “A Manhattan Suicide Addict” “Now that You Have Died (Dedicated to my late parents),” 2004 (3 min. 18 sec.)
  • Flower Obsession: Sunflower, 2000 (Silent. 2 min. 40 sec.)
  • Flower Obsession: Garbela, 1999 (Silent. 1 min. 20 sec.)
  • Love In Festival, 1969. (Silent. 3 min. 12 sec.)
  • Flower Orgy, 1968. (Silent. 1 min. 44 sec.)

Photo credit: © Harrie Verstappen