One of James L Marshall’s aura photographs from Mendota Block (top), at Bus Projects, Melbourne.

Between 1969-1974 James Turrell conducted a series of light experiments in his studios at the Mendota Hotel, Santa Monica. In 1972 John C. Lilly published the findings of his experiments taking LSD and Ketamine within a Sensory Deprivation Tank. In Mendota Block, James L. Marshall draws parallels between Modernist and Occult phenomenologies of light and altered states, using video, installation, and large scale photographs.