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James Turrell: Floater 99, 2001

Floater 99, 2001

James Turrell's "Floater 99" deals with the perception of the three-dimensional space, light, and its irritation. It belongs to the series of works called "Shallow-Space Construction Series".

The visitor enters a room that is filled with a colored, diffuse light in which he seems to dissolve. The only landmark is a kind of screen, behind which LEDs are installed, that soak the room in iridescent colors changing from ice blue to magenta red. After an initial disorientation the apparent boundlessness of the room and its color changes lead the viewer towards a physical perception and confrontation with the materiality of light and his own physicality.

"If there is no object, no image, no perspective, what does anyone look at then? You see yourself, as you can see." (Turrell)

James Turrell's "Floater 99" is on permanent loan from Zumtobel Staff Company.