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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: James Turrell | Art21 | Preview from Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2001)

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Celestial events will be apparent at the crater site that you won't be able to see,

only be able to see in a few other spots on the earth.

To have a certain new eight and a half minute old light from the sun,

to feel it physically almost as we taste things,

this where you can work with light like that.

Also, I wanted to use the very fine qualities of light

I wanted to gather starlight that was from outside the planetary system,

which would be older than our solar system.

And you can gather that light and physically have that in place

so that it is physically present to feel this old light.

This is the opening to the crater

so it's an elliptical sky space.

The spaces really take you up into the sky

and certainly the events from the sky come through them

down into the crater.

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