Mariko Mori: Oneness


Japanese artist Mariko Mori (*1967 in Tokyo) has maintained a consciousness for the unity of the material, spiritual, and technological world. Her latest work, Tom na H-iu, a four-and-a-half-meter-tall glass sculpture, also blends ancient rituals with twenty-first-century technology. The monolith was inspired by Celtic menhirs, the mythical point of transition for the soul into a new life. Computerized LED rays illuminate the work in various colors, a reference to the real-time appearance of neutrinos detected by the Super Kamiokande, the Japanese neutrino detector.

This extraordinary publication offers a retrospective of Mori’s oeuvre, and is the first to present the complete Beginning of the End: Past, Present, Future, a photographic cycle produced over a period of eleven years, in which Mori presents herself as a time traveler in a Plexiglas capsule at significant symbolic locations, from Giza to New York to Shanghai.
"Best-Designed German Books Prize," 2007.

ISBN-13: 978-3-7757-1967-4

308 pp., 126 ills., 85 in color, 12 in duotone, 1 foldout, 21,40 × 27,30 cm, artificial leather, in slipcase, English

Hatje Cantz, Germany, 2007