Bruce Nauman Natural Light, Blue Light Room

On view for the first time since 1971, Bruce Nauman’s 'Natural Light, Blue Light Room' opened on 5 October 2016 at Blain|Southern London. Describing the work at the time, Nauman said: ‘… In the gallery, there were some skylights above one wall. I installed blue fluorescent lights below the sky lights. It messed up your ability to see the space clearly because when you got under them you started getting a lot of afterimages. Everything became a little jumpy... There was nothing else in the space. So the idea was that it would be hard to know what to focus on and even if you did, it would be hard to focus.’

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