This paper presents a comprehensive collection and explanation of the many psychological techniques and phenomena that are integrated into the works within James Turrell’s Perceptual Cells and Ganzfeld series. It will provide an experiential analysis of Light Reignfall (2011) from the former, and Breathing Light (2013) from the latter, as examples for why the author argues that these works demand a redefinition of the art object and the term “viewer”. The author also presents evidence of several of the interdisciplinary connections and benefits of the works to those outside of the field of art.
|School:||Azusa Pacific University|
|Department:||Art and Design|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Art history, Art Criticism, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Experience, Light, Nonvicarious, Participant, Perception, Visual processing system|
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