protocol: Birgit Rieger, photos: Anthea Schaap
Ganzfeld by James Turrell
Conversation with Jenny Brockmann
‚I visit the Jewish Museum regularly since the beginning of my work on the migration of Germans. I researched in the museum how migration of Jewish Germans took place during the Holocaust, which played a role in my project „Chronicle of a Place“.
During Berlin Art Week I discovered the installation by James Turrell, which is housed in a temporary building on the edge of the museum garden. The installation is very much related to our perception of color.
This reminds me of another project that I am currently working on. At the moment I am researching the forgotten Bauhaus master Getrud Grunow, who was active in Weimar. Grunow said that each person has their own color mood, which is related to all other colors in the outside world.
In the installation by James Turrell you experience something similar. Turrell provides us with a feature of the outer world, namely colored light, very intense. This makes something happen in us. We reflect the color very concentrated and can discover moods in ourselves that we associate with certain colors. For years I have neglected color as a sculptor. For me, the form was in the foreground. Since I now look at the color from a scientific side, it becomes more interesting to me. Turrell’s installation is a wonderful experimental field for it.‘