James Turrell changes the colors of the sky


A couple of days ago, I was so fortunate to be invited to a light sculpture show, which I can highly recommend to everybody to experience.

Second Wind by the artist James Turrell(Los Angeles, California, 1943) is an underground architectural skyspace piece, not far from Vejer de la Frontera. Here the viewers enter an inner pyramid, via a tunnel. Inside is a stone stupa, surrounded by a pool. Stupas are circular domes used in Buddhist architecture, and whose shape and position have the effect of making the cosmos appear closer. The passageway into the stupa leads to a room with a circular hole in the ceiling, open to the sky. Here, you can sit down and watch the changes of light “sculpted” by the artist.  The color of the lights in the room makes you observe a change in colors of the sky. It is recommended to enjoy the “show” in twilight, when light is at its most intense and the colours of the sky are enhanced, altering the viewer’s perception of the sky as a space, a shape and an object.

The photos are taken of the same hole in the ceiling in a time frame of 45 minutes. In the twilight and by changing the colors of the lights inside, the color of the sky changes to various shades. I didn’t taken a photo while the red light made the sky turn green or later when the sky turned red, that you have to experience for yourself;-)

To enter: http://www.fundacionnmac.org/en/activities/second-wind


(NB. It would have been totally cool, if they had played Pink Floyds Shine on you, crazy Diamond during the show)

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