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Mariko Mori: Cycloid V

Cycloid V, 2018 by Mariko Mori has been installed at the office Lobby of Toranomon Hills Business Tower, 1-20 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

This work incorporates various ideas about science, nature and the universe; these include the eternal cycle of the universe where birth and death are repeated and the Buddhist belief in reincarnation. Cycloid is a generic term for a trajectory drawn by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rotates along a straight line. It seems to amplify the energy within the office entrance by absorbing the magnetic force of Toranomon, rising while rotating like a complex Möbius strip. Shining like a pearl, the work's finish also creates a lively feeling of eternal rotation.