With Collision–Coalesce, artist and filmmaker Jonathan Turner spent 72 hours at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, documenting an installation conceived there by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya.

For seven months in 2014, Fujiko Nakaya's: Veil shrouded the Glass House in a dense cloud of mist, temporarily shutting off all sense of outdoors for those inside the house. Turner, who is part of the art collective Yemenwed, spent 72 consecutive hours inside and outside the building with his camera, recording what he saw. The result is Collision–Coalesce, an almost 9-minute film that demonstrates both the transformative power of Nakaya’s installation as well as Turner’s gentle yet penetrating view of the built environment.

Fujiko Nakaya: Veil was generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Additional support is provided by Mee Industries, Inc. Public programs related to the exhibition are generously supported by the A’Lani Kailani Blue Lotus White Star Foundation. Executive Producer: National Trust for Historic Preservation. Fujiko Nakaya: Veil was on view at the Glass House from May 1 through November 30, 2014.

Jonathan Turner, Collision–Coalesce, (2015)
8:58 min., video projection, Music by Headlock

Commissioned by PIN–UP magazine and the Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.