Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bill Viola's 'The Dreamers' Under the Surface

By Ursula Ehrhardt
MARYLAND---"The Dreamers," a video and sound installation by Bill Viola, an internationally renowned artist and pioneer of video art, will be on view at the Academy Art Museum in Easton through March 1. The installation consists of seven videos that are shown simultaneously, each on its own plasma display panel, on three walls of a darkened gallery. They depict three men and three women of different ages, ethnicities and races, plus the young girl seen in the detail. All have their eyes shut, are fully clothed and submerged in water, whose flowing sound fills the space. One also hears what may be human heartbeats, breathing and other body sounds. [link]