My Light by James Turrell – Light Installation for an Internal Audience

2017

König Büro

Project Management, Mediation

For

University Children's Hospital Zurich – Eleonoren Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland

Art

James Turrell

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The Children's Hospital Zurich assigned König Büro to supervise the internal operation and the professional supervision of the large-scale light installation "My Light" ("Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light") by James Turrell. In the first phase from October until November 2017 the hospital's requirements were introduced and ideas for art mediation were developed.

A colorful luminous ellipse illuminates the whole room in every colour of the light spectrum during two and a half hours. The human vision is one of the main topics of the installation.

One employee of König Büro supervised the installation for the internal hospital use from Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. These processes were documented daily. Which was the basis for the subsequent detailed evaluation.

The visitors were surgeons, oncologists, nurses as well as administration employees, representatives of the Eleonoren Foundation and parents with their children. 

Thanks

David Jäggi, Paula Reinhard, Michelle Stutz

Cooperation

Häusler Contemporary Zürich | München
Florian Holzherr

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Outside view "My Light". James Turrell "Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light", 2017. Installation with computer-operated LED, loop 150 min, 380 x 515 x 535 cm. Courtesy: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung. Photo: Florian Holzherr.
Set up of the installation, 2017. Photo: König Büro.
Installation view "My Light". James Turrell "Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light", 2017. Installation with computer-operated LED, loop 150 min, 380 x 515 x 535 cm. Courtesy: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung. Photo: Florian Holzherr.
Installation view "My Light". James Turrell "Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light", 2017. Installation with computer-operated LED, loop 150 min, 380 x 515 x 535 cm. Courtesy: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung. Photo: Florian Holzherr.
Installation view "My Light". James Turrell "Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light", 2017. Installation with computer-operated LED, loop 150 min, 380 x 515 x 535 cm. Courtesy: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung. Photo: Florian Holzherr.
Installation view "My Light". James Turrell "Curved Elliptical Glass: Healing Light", 2017. Installation with computer-operated LED, loop 150 min, 380 x 515 x 535 cm. Courtesy: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich – Eleonorenstiftung. Photo: Florian Holzherr.