Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House of Lights (Friday, June 12, 2009)

Somewhere down south in Tokamachi, is a house called ‘House of Light.’  It’s an experimental work of art that was created by a man named James Turrell, AKA: an artist of lights.  Going off the website, he was inspired by the essay by Junichiro Tanizaki, ‘In Praise of Shadows.’  He wanted to incorporate his specialty of media and lights with the traditional usage of light in Japanese houses.  There was a room with a hole in the ceiling, a porch facing the direction you would hope to see a sun set, and a hot tub with different colored LED lights only.  It was a pretty cool house, indeed, but what it ended up being was a 6,000-yen house party with enough meat to feed 100 hungry tigers!!

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