This is a very insightful interview with James Turrell touching on the phenomena of light and its physicality.
Turrell states that light was in the beginning and that light has always been an interesting subject to even painters like Goya, Impressionists, Turner. Turrell touches on the the idea of us humans being heliotropic – responding to light just like flowers.
Turrell talks about his work and how he wants to create a heaven inside a church. People come and sit and just start and merge themselves with the light. Some say its spiritual.
Turrell has made works with static and moving light. We are introduced to his piece in Rice University and how this particular piece changes colour in response to the surrounding space. This is almost like Minimalism ways of working.