When we want to go into the universe, we can't look at a rock like the Japanese. We have to actually go to the moon. We are so literal ... We have devices, sensors, alpha conditioning machines. The machines are just manifested thought. Technology isn't anything outside us ... We just go about it very clumsily and very wastefully. Because we have to actually make all these devices, we have to go to the moon, we can't see the cosmos in a rock, and we can't meditate without having this thing strapped on us.previously.
james turrell, in james turrell: a retrospective