Portrait of James Turrell

Skyspace & Ganzfeld

Skyspace. James Turrell

– We're part of creating this world in which we live, but we're unaware of how we do that or even that we do that.

James Turrell (born 1942) is an American artist who works with light, colors and space. With permanent installations in 26 countries, he arguably leads his field. Turrell obtained a college degree in psychology before he turned to an art education. He has spent many years working with light and space. His installations show a common trait in that they tend to encompass the spectators, so that the light and color effects they experience are controlled ny the artist's concept.

In 2013, Turrell used the old water reservoir in the Ekeberg Park to create to location-specific works. In Ganzfeld: Double Vision the artist makes use of colors to influence our perceptions. During dawns and sunsets you can experience Skyspace: The Color Beneath through Sessions, that create a magnificent communion between the room you sit in and the sky above. 

Ganzfeld is open for guided tours on Sundays from 11 AM to 4 PM with a drop-in system. Se updated information here: calendar.  

NB: The light installations will be closed on July 21st due to illness.

For a Session, you must book a private group tour. Please read more and make a booking here: Guided tours.

Ganzfeld: Double Vision, 2013. Skyspace: The Color Beneath, 2013 © James Turrell / BONO