This Is Utah

Sun Tunnels

Clip: Season 3 Episode 3 | 7m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Sun Tunnels(1973–1976), byAmerican artist Nancy Holt,consist of four 18-foot-long concrete cylinders arrangedin an open x-shapedconfigurationin Utah’s Great Basin Desert. Large holes bored into each cylinder depict the constellations Draco, Perseus, Columba, and Capricorn.In Holt’s own words, the Sun Tunnels are an earthwork that “bring the vast space of the desert back to human scale.”

Aired: 04/29/21

Rating: NR

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