James Turrell, Open Field (2000)
James Turrell, Open Field (2000)

This work to me evokes cinema and the emotional fixations we have upon it. Since the blue box is a projection and therefore a product of light (just like projected films are) and there are stairs leading up to it, it's as if we're being pulled into this portal into another world so drastically different from the darkness surrounding it. It's not only something to look up to but something to look forward to too.

This specific installation of Open Field (with the set of stairs) is at the Chichu Art Museum's Benesse Art Site at Naoshima.

Key themes:
Minimalism, abstract geometry, multimedia, portals

Cobey Lusinger