Thursday, 22 December 2011

Night Night

In case you missed it last night BBC 4 had a series of excellent programs on the theme of Night, it being the longest night or shortest day. The main event of the evening was The Art Of The Night in which Waldemar Januszczak explores the influence of night time on artists ancient and modern, and I thoroughly recommend watching it. I was particularly struck by Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels in Utah for it's simplicity yet other worldliness. This modern day Stonehenge could only be sited in the epic landscapes of the American west, it needs the space to exist without interruptions. Below is a video of the Sun Tunnels from You Tube by Andy & Lance Olsen although not as spectacular as watching it at sunrise or sunset.


  1. I suppose it's a poor mans stonehenge??? You probably wouldn't find the night so fascinating if you worked a twelve hour night shift, although it can be quite peaceful with a few unusual sights.

  2. You may have a point. I think it's all about context and a state of mind. Thanks for your comment though.

  3. Sorry if I sounded a bit off with my last comment, it's just your grumpy husband having just finished a twelve hour night shift.



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