Monday, June 29, 2015

Bill Viola's compelling artwork major attraction at Auckland Castle

Modern martyr images at Auckland Castle courtesy of Bill Viola and Blain Southern. Picture: Kira Perov.
UNITED KINGDOM---American artist Bill Viola’s installation on the theme of martyrdom in the chapel at Auckland Castle heralds a new chapter for the former palace of the Bishops of Durham where the UK’s first museum in faith history is scheduled to open in 2018. The four flat screen panels – Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr and Water Martyr – are derived from his large-scale video work, Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) first shown at St Paul’s Cathedral in London last year. [link]