This art installation, known as Dazzle room, was created by Japanese artist Shigeki Matsuyama after he learned about a kind of camouflage used during the First World War.
Matsuyama’s installation features a strong contrast pattern made of black and white stripes and shapes, which is borrowed from dazzle camouflage — also known as razzle dazzle — used mainly during the WWI. Instead of decorating the side of warships, though, here the eye-popping pattern covers a room entirely, including a lonely woman looking at her smartphone.
There’s probably a deep meaning somewhere—if you can see it.
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