“I am swallowed by an unending universe of color-changing lights. Kusama’s work is many things at once: a physical space and an existential question, an expansive universe and a deep abyss, a visual delight and a disarming journey. Faced with these overwhelming notions, I do the logical thing: I take a selfie.”1

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms (1963–present), featured in a five-city North American museum tour in 2017 and 2018,2 capture the contradictions at the heart of our cultural moment—in particular, the disjunction between our located physical embodiment and our long digital reach. Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms (alternately referred to as Rooms) serve as a symptom of the current state of overwhelm many of us feel that is an intensification of present time detached from seemingly endless tasks and endless choice. In the age of digital...

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