James Turrell’s “Ganzfeld” AKHOB Exhibit
Las Vegas, Nevada
James Turrell’s AKHOB exhibit (Egyptian for “pure water”) is the only permanent Ganzfeld art installation of its kind in the United States. Unveiled at Louis Vuitton-CityCenter in June 2013, AKHOB is a series of rooms designed to cause peripheral and visual disarray through the intensity of 900 color-changing LED lights. With no apparent edges to walls or ceilings, the exhibit eliminates one’s ability to comprehend depth, providing a mystifying sense of infinity. Gensler partnered with Baltic Studios, Turrell’s lighting designer, to realize this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. AKHOB received an AIA Merit Award at the 2013 AIA Nevada Design Awards.