Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bill Viola to Unveil New Video Installation at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral

By Carol Civre
A still from Mary, 2016, by Bill Viola; Executive Producer, Kira Perov. Published in The Guardian
UNITED KINGDOM---Internationally acclaimed artist Bill Viola will unveil his second permanent large-scale video installation at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. The video titled "Mary" will be inaugurated in the North Quire Aisle on September 8, 2016 to coincide with the Feast of Mary. The installation accompanies Viola’s previous artwork commissioned by the cathedral titled "Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)," which was unveiled in the South Quire Aisle in 2014. Together, Viola’s pieces are the first moving-image installation to be housed in the cathedral on a long-term basis. Both Mary and Martyrs are a collaboration between Viola and his wife, Kira Perov. [link]