Primal Rhythm, a two-part work conceived in 2007, will be completed when Moon Stone joins Sun Pillar (2011). It will consist of two permanent installations, Moon Stone and Sun Pillar, at Seven Light Bay, located in Miyako City’s Karimata district in Okinawa, Japan. Sun Pillar, installed in 2011, is an installation on a rock promontory in the bay. Moon Stone will float in the water of Seven Light Bay, and its color will change in concert with the tides. Each year on the winter solstice, Sun Pillar will cast its shadow directly down on Moon Stone, symbolizing rebirth as the two installations are connected in the sea.
Ring: One with Nature (2016) was conceived in 2009 and is installed in the Brazilian rainforest with the cultural endorsement of the Celebra Cultural Program of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mariko Mori was inspired by a dream in which a heavenly ring appeared above a waterfall. Ring realizes this vision, featuring a luminous 3m diameter ring suspended at the peak of a 58-meter-high cascading the Véu da Noiva water- fall (“the veil of the bride”) located in Muriqui, Mangaratiba, in Rio de Janeiro State. Ring highlights Mariko Mori's artistic and intellectual practice to combine science, technology and nature. During the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the ring will align with the sun. As the sun illuminates the work from different angles, Ring changes its color, transitioning from hues of blue to gold, an effect achieved using new technology after nearly two years experimentation with her collaborators in Japan.
Faou Foundation artworks under development:
© Faou Foundation Mariko Mori Sun Pillar (2011)
© Faou Foundation Mariko Mori Ring: One With Nature (2016)