March 4, 2012

james turrell: skyspaces

  • the work unfolds in a room or a structure with an aperture cut into the roof
  • lights are programmed to flood the underside and/or walls in response to changes in the natural light visible through the aperture
  • as the sky transitions from light to dark, the interior lights generate a symphony of hues in the skyspace...
  • creating a sensorial experience for those inside


skyspace at live oak friends meeting house
houston, texas 2000








skyspace at live oak friends meeting house
houston, texas 2000







meeting 1986
photo © michael moran
courtesy ps1 contemporary art center







21st century museum... kanazawa, japan
© kalevkevad







yorkshire sculpture park
© nualabugeye







unretouched examples from pomona college installation:

turrell orange








turrell blue to sunset







turrell lavender...








turrell fuschia







pomona college examples copyright © ken mccown,
at turrell and light on flickr

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1 comments:

Susanne said...

21st century museum... kanaszava, japan

this room fascinates me
so powerful and yet so peaceful
wonder how it would feel to sit in that corner