Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bill Viola’s spiritual handiwork on display until March 29 at Australian arts festival

THE CONVERSATION
By Heather L. Robinson
A major exhibition of American video artist Bill Viola’s work is on display at the Adelaide Festival. Bill Viola, The Encounter, 2012. Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall. Performers: Genevieve Anderson, Joan Chodorow. Photo: Kira Perov. Adelaide Festival
AUSTRALIA---American video artist Bill Viola has an extraordinary relationship with time, space and the elements. His moving images of archetypal figures are transfigured by their experiences of land, air, fire and water. As part of the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts a selection of Viola’s work is on display that confirms his status as a master of the video medium and demonstrates why he is considered one of today’s most significant contemporary artists. On display until March 29, Bill Viola: Selected Works is the broadest collection of the artist’s installations to be shown in Australia. [link]