Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art


Monday, May 2, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sun Tunnels

The Great Basin Desert in Northwestern Utah, about 4 miles southwest of Lucin (pop. 10) and 9 miles east of the Nevada border.

Total length: 86 ft.
Tunnel length: 18 ft.
Tunnel diameters outside: 9 ft. 2-1/2 in.
Tunnel diameters inside: 8 ft.
Wall thickness: 7 1/2 in.

The tunnels are aligned with the sun on the horizon (the sunrises and sunsets) on the solstices.

Each tunnel has a different configuration of holes 
corresponding to stars in four constellations: 
Draco, Perseus, Columba, Capricorn


Spiral Jetty (Robert Smithson), Lightning Field (Walter de Maria), Sun Tunnels (Nancy Holt), Double Negative (Michael Heizer)—these are works by artists who, beginning in the late 60s, broke free of the New York gallery scene for the open expanses of the American Southwest, where the earth itself became their medium. Filmmaker James Crump recaptures the liberating spirit of the time and uses his camera to give rare visual perspectives on the art, from stunning aerial shots to deep plunges inside ancient stratified landscapes. A “cogent, brisk, sometimes thrilling documentary” (The New York Times).

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
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