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This elaborate installation is housed in a nineteenth century greenhouse in Madrid that normally holds a collection of plants originating from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed it into a space of heightened, multisensory experience by covering its windows with a translucent diffraction film. This material creates the effect of numerous rainbows, which are then reflected in the mirrored surface covering the entire floor.

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The installation is connected to an audio recording of the artist’s breathing patterns that enhances the immersive experience. Kimsooja unveiled a similar project at the 2013 Venice Biennale, which also featured translucent film that showered the interior of the Korean Pavilion with a spectrum of light.

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