Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart
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Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart
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Hailed as the "Rembrandt of the Video Age," renowned American artist Bill Viola became the first contemporary artist ever to be featured in a one-man...
Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul's
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Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul's
Documentary 2017
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Gerald Fox’s film documents Bill Viola and his wife and close collaborator Kira Perov’s odyssey to create two permanent video...
What Is Cinema?
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What Is Cinema?
Documentary 2013
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Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh,...
Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Viola experimental short
The Voyage
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The Voyage
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The fourth video in the five-part digital-image cycle project "Going Forth By Day" (2002), "The Voyage" features an elderly man who is dying,...
Return
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Return
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Return is a methodical construction of the approach of an individual towards an unseen goal, which assumes metaphorical significance. Viola moves...
The Passing
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The Passing
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Internationally acclaimed and award-winning video installation artist Bill Viola juxtaposes personal pictures of his mother's death with images of...
The Morning After the Night of Power
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The Morning After the Night of Power
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The title of The Morning After the Night of Power refers to a passage of the Koran in which angels descend from the heavens to impart the divine...
Anthem
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Anthem
Documentary 1983
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A series of shots depicting "America" are laid over a classic Gregorian Chant recreated through the distortion of a woman's screams.
Hatsu Yume (First Dream)
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Hatsu Yume (First Dream)
Documentary 1981
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A series of shots showing the majesty of Japan.
Ancient of Days
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Ancient of Days
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Ancient of Days is a remarkable series of "canons and fugues for video" that comprises Viola's most sophisticated structural and metaphorical...
Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat)
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Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat)
Documentary 1979
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  • Documentary
A documentary short in Chott el-Djerid.
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like
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I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like
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"I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like" juxtaposes images of animals, both wild and domestic, and natural environments with human activity as it...
The Reflecting Pool
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The Reflecting Pool
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Viola's seminal piece, The Reflecting Pool, was made three decades ago on analogue video tape and yet could easily pass for a contemporary digital...
Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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  • Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration is an analysis of an image, a metaphorical exercise in perception and representation, illusion and reality, microcosm and macrocosm, nature...
Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Viola experimental short
Songs of Innocence
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Songs of Innocence
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Songs of Innocence, which directly references the visionary Romanticism of William Blake, is haunted with symbolic transformations, as shifting light...
Four Songs
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Four Songs
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In terming these tapes "songs," Viola references the relation of his work to musical structures and to the poetics of Romanticism. 4 tapes (Junkyard...
Truth Through Mass Individuation
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Truth Through Mass Individuation
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The title of Truth Through Mass Individuation references Carl Jung. An isolated figure is seen performing successively more aggressive actions...
The Space Between the Teeth
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The Space Between the Teeth
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The Space Between the Teeth is based on the structure of acoustic phenomena and the psychological dynamics of a man screaming at the end of a long...
Junkyard Levitation
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Junkyard Levitation
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Junkyard Levitation is a visual pun on the concept of "mind over matter," as a man attempts to levitate while lying prone in a junkyard. Writes...
Sodium Vapor
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Sodium Vapor
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Writes Viola: "Sodium Vapor was recorded over a period of several weeks in the hours between one and five in the morning on the streets of an...
A Phrase from Chris
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A Phrase from Chris
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“Transfiguration refers to a rare process whereby both the substance and essence of an entity is reconfigured. In physical terms, a...
Return
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Return
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Return is a methodical construction of the approach of an individual towards an unseen goal, which assumes metaphorical significance. Viola moves...
Playing Soul Music to My Freckles
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Playing Soul Music to My Freckles
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Playing Soul Music to My Freckles is a minimalist performance in which a bare loudspeaker, playing an Aretha Franklin song, is seen on the artist's...
A Non-Dairy Creamer
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A Non-Dairy Creamer
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Viola describes A Non-Dairy Creamer as "the eradication of the individual by self-consumption." The artist's face, visible only as a reflected image...
The Semi-Circular Canals
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The Semi-Circular Canals
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The title of The Semi-Circular Canals refers to the portion of the human ear that regulates balance. Viola constructed a platform on which he and the...
A Million Other Things (2)
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A Million Other Things (2)
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In A Million Other Things (2), changes in light and sound on the edge of a pond during an eight-hour period from day to night are composed in...
Red Tape: Collected Works
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Red Tape: Collected Works
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Red Tape -- Collected Works Bill Viola 1975, 30 min, color, sound Playing Soul Music to My Freckles 1975, 2:46 min, color, sound A Non-Dairy...
Déserts
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Déserts
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Déserts was created to accompany a live performance of the work of avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse (1885-1965). The Ensemble Modern,...
Sweet Light
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Sweet Light
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Using a camera moving along a predetermined path to create the effect of a simulated zoom, Sweet Light refers to the seduction of illumination,...
The Wheel of Becoming
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The Wheel of Becoming
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Viola describes The Wheel of Becoming as concerning "the notion of the parallel nature of reality, that is, simultaneous events separated in space."...
Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers
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Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers
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Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers is a collection of works that address the desire to transcend the perceptual and cognitive structures of...
Angel's Gate
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Angel's Gate
Documentary 1989
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Writes Viola: "A succession of individual images focusing on mortality, decay and disintegration, are delineated by long, slow fades to black. The...
Martyrs
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Martyrs
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Created by Bill Viola and Kira Perov and opened in May 2014, Martyrs shows four individuals, across four colour vertical plasma screens, being...
The Raft
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The Raft
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A small crowd of people are gathered in wait when they are suddenly struck by a massive onslaught of water.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Drama 2018
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Motivated by the love that bound him to Mathilda Wesendonck, Richard Wagner’s composition of Tristan und Isolde goes far beyond any simple...
The Encounter
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The Encounter
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Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall)
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Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall)
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The ascent of the soul in the space after death as it is awakened and drawn up in a backwards flowing waterfall.
Emergence
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Emergence
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Anthem
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Anthem
Documentary 1983
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  • Anthem
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A series of shots depicting "America" are laid over a classic Gregorian Chant recreated through the distortion of a woman's screams.
Reverse Television - Portraits of Viewers
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Reverse Television - Portraits of Viewers
Documentary 1984
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"Reverse Television" was created in the mid-1980's by video artist Bill Viola. The 30-second portraits were about portraiture and the idea of a...
Moving Stillness: Mount Rainier 1979
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Moving Stillness: Mount Rainier 1979
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Moving Stillness: Mount Rainier 1979, by incorporating a large body of water, with video and sound recordings of nature, was pioneering in its use of...
The Sleepers
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The Sleepers
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The Sleepers is a startlingly dark vision of sleeping people suspended under water, unable to make contact with the world outside. Viola describes...
The Crossing
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The Crossing
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A man is stands under a steadily growing stream of water, while simultaneously being engulfed in flames on another screen.
Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat)
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Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat)
Documentary 1979
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  • Documentary
A documentary short in Chott el-Djerid.
Information
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Information
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Information is an exercise in technological reflexivity, an early investigation of the material presence of the electronic medium. From a technical...
Four Hands
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Four Hands
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The hands of three generations are seen in this work – a young boy, father, mother and grandmother. Slowly and deliberately, the four pairs of...
Ablutions
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Ablutions
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This diptych opens with the image of two parallel streams of falling water. A female torso moves into the background of the left screen while a male...
Anima
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Anima
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Anima, which means “soul” in Latin and is the root of the word animation, is from a series of works inspired by Renaissance paintings of...
Martyrs: Air
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Martyrs: Air
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Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) consists of four plasma screens, each showing a single figure who is progressively overwhelmed by the onslaught of...
The Quintet of the Astonished
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The Quintet of the Astonished
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The Quintet of the Astonished shows the unfolding expressions of five actors in such extreme slow motion that every minute detail of their changing...
Basin of Tears
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Basin of Tears
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In Basin of Tears, two videos are projected side by side on two adjacent screens mounted to the wall. This video diptych creates an incredible...
The Innocents
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The Innocents
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Part of Bill Viola’s Transfiguration series, The Innocents explores the presence of the dead in the world of the living. The video documents a...
Catherine's Room
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Catherine's Room
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This video work is one of a group of pieces known as 'The Passions' which explores human emotions, inspired by early European devotional paintings....
Martyrs: Fire
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Martyrs: Fire
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Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) consists of four plasma screens, each showing a single figure who is progressively overwhelmed by the onslaught of...
Walking on the Edge
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Walking on the Edge
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This work represents the inevitable separation of father and son as they take separate paths in their life's journey. Two men arrive in the desert...
Martyrs: Earth
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Martyrs: Earth
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Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) consists of four plasma screens, each showing a single figure who is progressively overwhelmed by the onslaught of...
Martyrs: Water
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Martyrs: Water
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Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) consists of four plasma screens, each showing a single figure who is progressively overwhelmed by the onslaught of...
The Stopping Mind
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The Stopping Mind
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The video installation's alternation between slow and fast-moving images, as well as soft and loud sounds, represents faltering thought processes. A...
Slowly Turning Narrative
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Slowly Turning Narrative
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Slowly Turning Narrative includes two projections on a large central rotating screen. One presents images of virtually everything that constitutes...
The Nantes Triptych
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The Nantes Triptych
Documentary 1992
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The three panels of Bill Viola’s triptych show video footage of birth (on the left), death (on the right) and a metaphorical journey between...
Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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  • Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration is an analysis of an image, a metaphorical exercise in perception and representation, illusion and reality, microcosm and macrocosm, nature...
Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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  • Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration is an analysis of an image, a metaphorical exercise in perception and representation, illusion and reality, microcosm and macrocosm, nature...
Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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  • Migration (for Jack Nelson)
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Migration is an analysis of an image, a metaphorical exercise in perception and representation, illusion and reality, microcosm and macrocosm, nature...
The Raft
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The Raft
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A small crowd of people are gathered in wait when they are suddenly struck by a massive onslaught of water.
Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall)
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Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall)
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The ascent of the soul in the space after death as it is awakened and drawn up in a backwards flowing waterfall.
Angel's Gate
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Angel's Gate
Documentary 1989
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Writes Viola: "A succession of individual images focusing on mortality, decay and disintegration, are delineated by long, slow fades to black. The...
Angel's Gate
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Angel's Gate
Documentary 1989
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  • Documentary
Writes Viola: "A succession of individual images focusing on mortality, decay and disintegration, are delineated by long, slow fades to black. The...
Angel's Gate
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Angel's Gate
Documentary 1989
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Writes Viola: "A succession of individual images focusing on mortality, decay and disintegration, are delineated by long, slow fades to black. The...
Guadalcanal Requiem
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Guadalcanal Requiem
Documentary 1977
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  • Documentary
One of Paik’s most overtly political and poignant statements, Guadalcanal Requiem is a performance/documentary collage that confronts history,...
The Greeting
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The Greeting
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Inspired by a painting of the Visitation (1528-29) by the Italian artist Pontormo, The Greeting is a video image sequence involving the interactions...
Moonblood
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Moonblood
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Viola describes Moonblood as "an expression of the feminine principle, a work in three parts relating to a personal concept of woman and mother. Day...
Vegetable Memory
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Vegetable Memory
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The title of Vegetable Memory derives from the writings of Jalaludin Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet. Evolving as what Viola terms a "kind of...
Silent Life
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Silent Life
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Silent Life records the first hours and days of life through a series of portraits of newborn babies in a hospital nursery. The alienating hospital...
Memories Of Ancestral Power
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Memories Of Ancestral Power
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The rituals and philosophies of indigenous non-Western cultures recur throughout Viola's work. In 1976, he travelled to the Solomon Islands with...
Fire Woman
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Fire Woman
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2005. Video/sound installation. Performer: Robin Bonaccorsi.
Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House
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Viola experimental short
The Tristan Project
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The Tristan Project
Music 2004
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A four-hour plus video production inspired by Richard Wagner's oeuvre "Tristan und Isolde" and projected during the opera premiere in Paris, in...
Déserts
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Déserts
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  • Déserts
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Déserts was created to accompany a live performance of the work of avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse (1885-1965). The Ensemble Modern,...
Déserts
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Déserts
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  • Déserts
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Déserts was created to accompany a live performance of the work of avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse (1885-1965). The Ensemble Modern,...
The Crossing
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The Crossing
Action 1996
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  • Action
In this work's left panel, The Crossing (1996), a walking male figure is consumed by fire on a 27-foot vertical plasma screen projection while in the...
He Weeps for You
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He Weeps for You
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A drop of water emerging from a small brass valve is magnified by a video camera and projected on a large screen. The close-up image reveals that the...
Ocean Without a Shore
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Ocean Without a Shore
Documentary 2007
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Offering a series of encounters at the intersection between life and death, the work documents a succession of people slowly emerging out of darkness...
The Voyage
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The Voyage
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The fourth video in the five-part digital-image cycle project "Going Forth By Day" (2002), "The Voyage" features an elderly man who is dying,...
The Veiling
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The Veiling
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The sculptural video installation consists of nine scrims suspended parallel to one another. Projectors at either end of the row of scrims show...
Heaven and Earth
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Heaven and Earth
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Continuously running video installation: in a small alcove, a wood column extends from the floor and ceiling, with a gap in the center formed by two...
Surrender
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Surrender
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Installation on two screens where the two characters burst into tears, gradually lowering their heads until their faces touch the water.
Going Forth By Day
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Going Forth By Day
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The film is a five-part projection-based installation, which addresses the complexity of human existence through the themes of individuality,...
Inverted Birth
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Inverted Birth
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American video artist Bill Viola explores the life cycle as an enveloping whole instead of the hegemonic view of life as a linear progression. The...
Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity
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Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity
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Two naked, life-sized figures, each around 70 years old, track torches across their aging epidermises as if rooting out the pattern of their pasts....
Three Women
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Three Women
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Part of Bill Viola's "Transfigurations" series, this work shows a mother and her daughters enacting a transfiguration when they choose to pass...
The Dreamers
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The Dreamers
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Seven vertically mounted screens show seven fully clothed submerged people of different ages, genders and ethnicities floating beneath the surface of...
Fire Birth
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Fire Birth
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The Path
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The Path
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Return
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Return
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  • Return
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Return is a methodical construction of the approach of an individual towards an unseen goal, which assumes metaphorical significance. Viola moves...