Sunday, October 12, 2008
Midterm Artist Response... Bill Viola
Bill Viola is an artist that uses various medium including water-filled tanks that nude models float in, and slabs of black granite as reflective surfaces, and video projectors to display his work. The picture above is from his piece called "Stations". This installation measured 20 feet by 50 feet x 40 feet. It had 5 black granite slabs, 5 projection screens, and a dark room.
This is pretty progressive work for the time he did this (1994). Further works all involved fire or water as the main focal point, and stood from everything from life to death.
His work is worth looking into, in my opinion, so take a look!