Blue light room
Today I am featuring Bruce Naumans iconic work from the 1971.
Its aim was to intentionally discomfit or disorientate the viewer.
‘In the gallery, there were some skylights above one wall. I installed blue fluorescent lights below the sky lights. It messed up your ability to see the space clearly because when you got under them you started getting a lot of afterimages. Everything became a little jumpy... There was nothing else in the space. So the idea was that it would be hard to know what to focus on and even if you did, it would be hard to focus.’
all images © bruce nauman 2016 | photos by peter mallet