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At the Beginning
At the Beginning
Noor Riyadh Festival

YEAR

2023

LOCATION

SALAM PARK

MEDIUM

Lightart

DIMENSIONS

Video, 1'55''

Starting with a singular beam of light emerging from the pitch black, At the Beginning is an imaginary recreation of how the world began. While the origins of the world have been the subject of mythologies and scientific theories throughout history – from the Big Bang to the Cyclic universe – Mariko Mori suggests her own poetic vision based on light. In a context devoid of time and space, the world horizontally splits in half, and the light dimension opens up to reveal itself. From this appears a bright, blinding light which exists on its own. Through this visual narration, Mori retraces the beginning of our world to this luminous source, placing light at the very foundation of our origins and history.

© Mariko Mori. Sound by Ken Ikeda Courtesy of the Artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Los Angeles and SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo.
Presented by RCRC and Riyadh Art


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