Lykke Li

Resonant Tones: Ü & EYEYE – Lykke Li

Thursday, Sep 01, 2022
7 pm—8 pm


For her first museum project, the internationally acclaimed Swedish artist Lykke Li partners with creative director Theo Lindquist and artist Nick Verstand to transform the Broad’s Oculus Hall into a hyper-sensory cathedral of female romantic fantasy, entitled Ü & EYEYE. The second iteration of The Broad’s Resonant Tones series is a performance by Lykke Li and her band in The Broad’s lobby and third floor galleries. Both the Ü & EYEYE installation and live performance will connect visitors to The Broad’s special exhibition, Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow through immersive sensory experiences. 

Ü & EYEYE is produced by Solana Rivas, with installation design by Nick Verstand and spatial sound mixing by Warren Brown.

know before you go

This event is not seated, you will be guided through different spaces within the museum. Tickets for this event include free access to Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow Thursday, September 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Access to this event is included with Free Thursday Night tickets to The Broad.

The Ü & EYEYE immersive installation in Oculus Hall will be open to the public during regular museum hours through September 4.

Tickets do not include access to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), which must be booked separately here. 

For information on our current health and safety policies, visit Know Before You Go & FAQ. Visitor policies are subject to change.

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Lykke Li

Lykke Li

Internationally acclaimed Lykke Li creates connection with the depth of emotion in her lyrics and her consistency has made her an iconic staple in music with a decade spanning career. Having created her own lane when it comes to genre and songwriting, she recently released her most intimate project to date, the immersive audiovisual album EYEYE. Released on May 20, EYEYE reunites Lykke with her longtime collaborator Björn Yttling, their first time working together since 2014’s acclaimed I NEVER LEARN. Recorded from her bedroom in Los Angeles and mixed by Shawn Everett, EYEYE is Lykke’s attempt to compress a lifetime of romantic obsession and female fantasy into a hyper sensory landscape. The album is accompanied by seven visual loops directed by Theo Lindquist: together, the music and visuals reveal a grander narrative, a story about the eternally returning cycles of love, addiction, relapse and obsession (the album’s title and running time are palindromic). EYEYE is not a return to form. It is Lykke’s final confrontation with the form that has defined her career. It’s a breakup with the breakup album, and the singer’s magnum opus. 

About Resonant Tones

The paintings featured in The Broad’s special exhibition Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow welcome Buddhist Arhats and Daoist Immortals to help us heal from disaster and to offer a path toward enlightenment. To heighten Murakami’s interest in offering a way through troubling times, The Broad has organized performances and an installation featuring artists who deploy sound, music, and the voice as restorative and spiritual practices to connect with others and heal our souls.  

Three performances will take place involving a sound bath, alt-pop music, and a voice bath.  

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