Three quotes I’ve been thinking about this morning. They’re all connected in my head.
“James Turrell, the light artist, once told me that after seeing the slides of paintings in the courses he had taken, he was disappointed by the actual paintings. What he had really loved was the light, and in a sense then vowed to make sure his art, consisting of light, would never lose its magic.”
“I see TV as a picture medium rather than a narrative medium. Video for me is a way of configuring light, just as painting is a way of configuring paint….I’ve always said that the most important control on your TV is the color control; it’s usually a much bigger difference than changing the channel.”
“In sound design programs now, you can literally sculpt the sound on visual graphs. Sometimes the visual programs are even more interesting than the music that’s making them…”
-Doug Aitken, in conversation with Carsten Nicolai