Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Experiencing the Sun Tunnels
Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973, Utah) as experienced by groups of people interested in art and the relationship of this piece to ancient land art pieces that align with celestial movements and seasonal alignments of the sun. The Sun Tunnels align with both the winter and summer solstices and offer a moving view of a variety of astrological star formations within the tunnels. Holt was interested in creating a space where industrial forms work with nature, the earth, and within rural landscapes therefore creating an "inside-outside" effect.