VTV Classics (r3): James Turrell: Skyspace Piz Uter (2009)

American artist James Turrell is known for his impressive work with light and space. His best known work is the monumental project Roden Crater, a large-scale artwork in an extinct volcano in Arizona.

Turrell, born in Pasadena in 1943, began experimenting with light as a medium in southern California in the mid-1960’s. Since then, he created different types of work, such as the Shallow Space Constructions, Veils, Dark Spaces, Ganzfelds, Skylight Series, Perceptual Cells, Tunnel Pieces, Holograms, and Skyspaces. Turrell’s Skyspaces are specifically proportioned chambers with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky. Skyspaces can be autonomous structures or integrated into existing architecture. The aperture can be round, ovular or square.

One of the many Skyspaces Turrell created was built in Zuoz, Switzerland. Skyspace Piz Uter was realized in 2005 and won an honorary award in the Daylight-Award competition 2010 of Velux Stiftung. Back then, we produced a short documentary on the piece. Published in 2010, we now re-mastered and re-edited the video as No Comment-version and as part of our VTV Classics (r3) series.

VTV Classics (r3): James Turrell: Skyspace Piz Uter (2009).

Our series r3 highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Click here for the complete list of videos. Click here for the original post.

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