What is visual perception? James Turrell, the artist who, for over 40 years, has been creating artworks that test our notions of seeing, takes us on a journey through his immersive series of works.
Directed by Jessica Yu
About LACMA Productions
Over the decade, with the establishment of the Art+Film initiative, LACMA has dedicated resources to producing short documentary films on artists including John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Barbara Kruger, James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and Catherine Opie that are directed by outside filmmakers. By producing and commissioning work from emerging and mid-career filmmakers such as Lance Accord, Sini Anderson, Pippa Bianco, Dime Davis, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Lisanne Skyler, Chrsitine Turner, Lucy Walker, and Jessica Yu. LACMA has created a series of short documentaries that have earned official selections and awards at some of the leading international film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, DOC NYC, Outfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame, Provincetown Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and AFI DOCS.
As LACMA continues to define itself as a place to innovate and set standards for museums around the country, LACMA Productions aims to establish a forum for atypical films about art and artists for our audiences worldwide. It has become more important than ever to create compelling content that can educate and inspire, connecting audiences to the artists of our time.
Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.
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