JAMES TURRELL// light and space /1

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Turrell began mainipulating light, natural and artificial, to create projections 1966. Raised a Quaker, Turrell’s Grandmother wanted him to join her in church. Before entering the hall, he asked, “Well, what do we do?” She responded, “We’re going inside to great the light.” He liked the idea of “going inside to great the light within” (“Spirituality” video, Art21).

“My work has no object, no image and no focus. With no object, no image and no focus, what are you looking at?”

GANZFELD
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In German describes the phenomenon of total loss of depth perception. The artificial experience is created through the controlled use of light, coved corners and an inclined floor.

“I want to create an atmosphere that can be consciously plumbed with seeing,” says the artist, “like the wordless thought that comes from looking in a fire.”

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These nstallations depict lighting through on a television shaped portal on a wall, projected from a television placed on the floor inside the space below the aperture. Works are whimsically titled persumably per programming the console was set to, such as Mongo the Planet, Bullwinkle, and Kemo-Sabe.

 

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