Bill Viola - Kaldor Public Art Projects His work, which derives from a combination of the hy rational and the deeply intuitive, probes many levels of experience. Bill Viola, Reasons for knocking at an empty house writings 1993–1994. In his January 1981 essay 'The porcupine and the car' for.
Bill Viola, The Crossing Conceptual and Performance art "The real investation is of life and being itself," Viola has said. Essay by Allison Young. 1 Bill Viola, as quoted in Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob, eds. Berkeley University of.
Visual Art Essay Bill Viola "The medium is just the tool in this investation." (1) Viola gives painstaking attention to his subjects, both natural and man-made, so that the results invariably have a resplendence, depth of spirit, and intensity that make them indisputably his. Moving images Eg. the deluge, Fire Woman, etc. - powerful way of communicating messages. Psychological context - Deluge shows people standing around waiting.
Bill Viola and the Video Sublime - The younger artist distinguished himself, however, with meditative, mystical compositions that had more in common with still life painting or relious icons than with contemporary media studies and the fields of experimental film and performance that informed the work of his predecessors. There are entries from Viola's notebooks and essays, together with drawings, sketches, and video stills from his works and exhibitions. But despite the numerous.