Awesome Rice Skyspace Goes Public Thursday Evening

by Bill Davenport June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 14 at 8:23 p.m., Twilight Epiphany, Rice University’s James Turrell Skyspace fires up for its public debut. After a few delays, the piece’s website has gone live, listing times and dates and taking (free) reservations for light sequences (performances, experiences? happenings? occurrences?) that, being tied to sunrise and sunset, change in time from day to day and season to season.

In case you didn’t know, Twilight Epiphany is a minimalist light show (and music venue!) on the Rice Campus, adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music. LEDs project light onto the ceiling and through a hole in the roof daily at sunrise and sunset, creating surprising effects, as transcendent and as commonplace as sunset itself, with an important difference:  seating for sunset itself is unlimited. Yesterday there were 62 spots left for Twilight Epiphany. But don’t worry, like dawn itself, they’ll fire it up again Friday morning at 5:35am.

As Rice Student Chethan Ramprasad says in the promo video: “Awesome!”

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