BILL VIOLA

比尔•维奥拉
빌 비올라
ביל ויולה
ビル·ヴィオラ
Билл Виола

An Ocean Without a Shore

BILL VIOLA2

source: media-engine
First displayed in the deconsecrated church of San Gallo during the 2007 Biennale of World Art held in Venice, Italy, Ocean Without A Shore is comprised of over 240 minutes of high-definition content displayed on 65″ and 103″ plasma displays. The work is displayed in a fully synchronous yet constantly evolving format, as individuals continuously transition through a remarkable world of Viola’s creation.
AME was proud to have been involved through all aspects of the planning and implementation of this work, which has subsequently seen commissioning in Italy, Korea – and now can be seen on a daily basis at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, PA.
Associates in Media Engineering has proudly provided media management, media finishing, storage and play out systems design and general technology consulting to the Bill Viola Studio since 2002.
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source: marymacgregor-reid
“Originally commissioned for the 2007 Venice Biennale,Ocean Without a Shore was first shown in the 15th century Church of the Oratorio San Gallo, a short distance from the Piazza San Marco. Inspired by the writings of Senegalese poet Birago Diop, it takes its title from Andalusian Sufi mystic Ibn Arabi, who wrote, “The Self is an ocean without a shore. Gazing upon it has no beginning or end, in this world and the next.” Viola’s work expresses this sentient self and, bathing the viewer in a sensorium of light and sound, is a masterpiece that asks us to reflect upon fundamental ideas of love, hope, sorrow, anxiety, death, regeneration, and being.”
Quote sourced from http://withart.visitphilly.com/artworks/ocean-without-a-shore/

Bill Viola, Ocean Without a Shore, 2007, Video and sound installation, running time: approx. 90 minutes, PAFA, 2010.22

Since I came across this work I have watched the available online video clips multiple times. The incredible creation of an invisible threshold by the passing of bodies through a wall of water is otherworldly and magical. The work utilises flickering, grainy black and white footage on one side of the threshold, then as they pass through they become full-colour super high definition. The choice of video technique, the slo motion movement and the ephemerality of the water-wall threshold highlights the fragility of life and the fineness of the border between life and death, between one reality and another.
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source: mis-sporgbr

Bill Viola, nascido em 1951, é conhecido internacionalmente como um dos principais artistas dos dias de hoje e foi peça fundamental para estabelecer o vídeo como uma forma vital de expressão da arte contemporânea, expandindo também os alcances do vídeo em termos de tecnologia, conteúdo e história.

Durante 40 anos ele criou fitas de vídeo, vídeo-instalações arquitetônicas, ambientes sonoros, performances de música eletrônica, peças de vídeo para tela plana, e trabalhos para a televisão. Os espectadores são imergidos pelo som e imagem das vídeo-instalações de Bill Viola, que emprega a tecnologia com precisão e simplicidade direta.

Suas obras se concentram ao redor de temas como as experiências humanas universais – nascimento, morte e o desdobramento da consciência – e têm suas raízes na arte oriental e ocidental, bem como tradições espirituais que incluem Zen Budismo, Sufismo Islâmico e o misticismo Cristão. Trabalhos estes, que podem ser encontrados em coleções de grandes museus e galerias ao redor do mundo.
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source: incampania

An American and an Italian meet in Naples. On the one side Carvaggio’s paintings, on the other Bill Viola’s video art. For a passionate dialogue on contemporary sensibility and on old spawn. The location is Capodimonte, the museum that preserves the Flagellazione. The news is the exhibition has been extended to February 27.

Six videos in program, of which five in absolute preview in Italy, on the occasion of the 4th centenary of the Lombard genius’ death. A collection of reflections on life and death, on pain and hope. All aided by the most state-of-the-art technologies that fascinate Bill Viola so much. The essence of Caravaggio’s mastery, while his art is reinvented . This strange couple seems successful. The exhibition that was supposed to end on January 23, has been extended for another month.

The project “Bill Viola per Capodimonte”, part of the events organized for the 4th centenary of Caravaggio’s death, has been promoted by the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico, Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Napoli, in collaboration with Region Campania, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the co-funding of the European Union Por- Fers Campania 2007-2013; and is supported by Seda Group, Italcoat Group and Metropolitana di Napoli e Sangemini S.p.A., organizzazione Civita, catalogue published by Electa.
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source: artsblogit

Proseguono le iniziative per le celebrazioni dei 400 anni dalla morte di Caravaggio. A Napoli sabato 30 ottobre al Museo di Capodimonte, che ospita la Flagellazione del maestro lombardo, approda per la prima volta Bill Viola.

Nella suggestiva Sala Causa del Museo, il videoartista installerà sei opere in un dialogo a distanza con la sensibilità del Merisi.

L’allestimento sarà visitabile fino al 31 gennaio 2011 nella splendida Sala Causa. Nel frattempo, fino alla fine dell’anno, nel museo sarà possibile visitare la collezione di arti applicate di Mario De Ciccio.
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source: matomenaverjp

ビル・ヴィオラ(Bill Viola、1951年1月25日 -)は、ナム・ジュン・パイクとともにビデオ・アート[1]を代表するアーティストである。日本と縁が深く、代表作のひとつ『はつゆめ(”Hatsu-Yume”)』(1981年)は日本各地を撮影した素材をもとに作られた。
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source: youtube

Билл Виола (родился 25 января 1951 г.) – современный видео-художник. Он выражает себя в уникальных работах, которые основаны на современных звуковых, электро и видео технологиях, сосредоточенных на фундаментальных человеческих переживаний, такие как рождение, смерть и разные изменённые состояния сознания.
Его творчество пронизано различными мистическими философиями, как например буддизм, суфизм, йога и т.д.

Ниже представлены несколько его работ. Это видео картины. Есть картины, которые рисуют красками, карандашом, тушью. А эти картины – видео. Суть работы заключается в том, что на видео картине появляются люди, какбы покрытые однородной массой, они выглядят однотипно, одноцветно, одинаково, как люди в толпе – ничем непримечательные, почти роботы. И вдруг начинается красивый эффект – сверху словно начинает литься свет и он смывает с людей эту серую оболочку, и о чудо, под оболочкой все видят реальных людей, в цвете, такими какие они есть. Это зрелищно и это очень воздействует на зрителей.
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source: magazine.99ys

比尔•维奥拉, 纪念五重奏, 影像, 2000

在欧洲,发展了40年的新媒体艺术已经完成了一个周期,而在中国,以上世纪90年代张培力为代表的一批录像艺术家们为起点,从萌芽到流行,只有短短的20年时间。在这期间,数码器材与非线性的视频编辑系统走进家庭,一时间家庭DV拍摄成为一种时尚,录像艺术也与中国当代艺术度过了一个10年左右的蜜月期。直至全球进入网络数码时代,Flash成为苹果、微软等科技巨头的必争之地,在中国,Flash动画凭借其交互性强、传播速度快的优势,顺应潮流成为一种新的时尚科技。中国的多媒体艺术家吴俊勇从2002年开始尝试独立制作Flash动画,他敏锐地抓住了网络媒介的热点,并成功地利用了这种充满艺术可能性的时尚媒介,2005年,他凭借Flash动画作品《等咱有钱了》一鸣惊人,目前他的作品在画廊已经卖到9000美元一个拷贝,地位直逼邱志洁、汪建伟等中国一线新媒体艺术家。