Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mattress Factory

We were lucky enough to visit The Mattress Factory while we were in Pittsburgh—it's the preeminent installation art museum in the country. One whole floor is devoted entirely to James Turrell, who does site specific work with light—he plays with the interchange between created space and actual space. The light installations actually seem to extrude and then recede . . . when you walk up to them and put your hand out it's surprising to find out there's a hole there with light in it!

This one is Danaë, 2003, shot by Florian Holzherr (it's so impossible to get a good snapshot, so I had to borrow).
Here are R&N playing in the blue hole:

We also got to play in Yayoi Kusama's Repetitive Vision from 1996, and got some fun (if not predictable) shots!

1 comment:

Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Looks like a great show, I love his work. I'm curious as to Nina's reaction.
You need to start booking mid-west-mid-atlantic tours-Dell'Orto- style. Maybe put that on some shorts to advertise!