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James Turrell. Aural | ARTLECTURE
  • James Turrell. Aural

*James Turrell, Ganzfeld “Aural”, 2018; Jewish Museum Berlin, gift of Dieter and Si Rosenkranz, photo: Florian Holzherr

“Aural” is the Berlin premiere of a Ganzfeld by the world’s foremost light sculptor. The installation is part of the Ganzfeld Pieces series, in which Turrell creates liminal zones of experience.

The Installation

Upon entering the Ganzfeld “Aural” installation, visitors are immersed in a space that reveals neither its light source nor its dimensions. Their eyes lose their frame of reference; their gaze is unleashed. Light, color, and space melt together. The installation’s gradual color shifts are punctuated by flashes of light.

James Turell demands time from his visitors. Our eyes must first adjust before the light’s effect fully unfolds.

Suddenly, we perceive the slightest stimuli and changes. This leads to dreamlike experiences reminiscent of thick fog, expanses of snow, or the dark of night.

Symbolism of light

Light is a central symbol in Judaism linking the beginning and end of creation. James Turrell’s works can be seen as one of the most spectacular artistic interpretations of the creation of light.


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  Accepted  2019-07-16 21:27

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  • James Turrell. Aural
  • James Turrell. Aural
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