BILL VIOLA (B. 1951)
BILL VIOLA (B. 1951)


BILL VIOLA (B. 1951)
colour video on LCD flat panel, mounted on wall
19¼ x 15 x 2 3/8in. (49 x 38 x 6cm.)
Executed in 2002, this work is number four from an edition of five plus one artist's proof
Haunch of Venison, London.
New York, James Cohan Gallery, Bill Viola. The World of Appearance, 2003 (another from the edition exhibited).
Seoul, Kujke Gallery, Bill Viola, 2003 (another from the edition exhibited).
Tokyo, Contemporary Art Gallery, Lonely Planet, 2004 (another from the edition exhibited.)
Aachen, Ludwig Forum, Roaming Memories, 2005 (another from the edition exhibited).



"The larger struggle we are witnessing today is not between conflicting moral beliefs, between the legal system and individual freedom, between nature and human technology; it is between our innter and our outer lives, and our bodies are the area were this belief is being played out. It is the old philosophical 'mind-body' problem coming to a crescendo as an ecological drama where the outcome rests not only upon our realisation that the natural physical environment is one and the same as our bodies, but that nature itself is a form of the mind." (Bill Viola, "The Body Asleep" in Pour la suite du monde, exh. cat., Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, 1992.)