In the heart of a dark room, a piece of artwork called “The Infinite Abyss” captures the eye with its striking appearance. The artwork is a large, circular installation made entirely of black mirrors. The surface reflects the surrounding environment, creating an illusion of an infinite black hole. As viewers approach the artwork, their reflections become distorted and fragmented, adding to the surreal effect. The deep, illusory void seems to draw one in, making them feel as though they are falling into a dark abyss.
This masterpiece is an homage to Anish Kapoor’s “Descension,” an installation that featured a whirlpool-like vortex of black water. In “The Infinite Abyss,” Frank Bueltge repurposes this concept by creating a void through reflection. Bueltge’s use of black mirrors adds a new dimension to Kapoor’s original idea, making it feel more immersive and otherworldly. This new artwork was unveiled today at the Guggenheim Museum as part of Bueltge’s ongoing exploration of contemporary art. If you want to experience your emotions like never before, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking installation. Check out Bueltge’s previous piece, “The Emotion Sensor,” here.