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  2. Bill Viola is the most important living video artist! In 2003 he installed his "five angels for the millenium" at the Gasometer in Oberhausen where he participated at the new founded festival Ruhrtriennale. The filmmaker followed Bill Viola during his set up at the Gasometer.
    FIVE ANGELS is one of the most impressive video installations and about one million people have seen this installation.

    A film by Ralph Goertz
    Institut für Kunstdokumentation und Szenografie
    In cooperation with the festival Ruhrtriennale
    © IKS/Ralph Goertz

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  3. When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. "There's more than just the surface of life." Viola explains. "The real things are under the surface".

    American Bill Viola (born 1951) is a pioneer in video art. In this interview, Viola talks about his development as an artist and his most important breakthroughs. As a child Bill Viola felt that the world inside his head was more real than the outside word. Viola discovered video in 1969. The blue light from the first camera he experienced reminded him of the water in that beautiful lake he almost died in when he was 6.

    The first video piece Viola did on his own was "Tape I" from 1972, when he was still at university. Viola replaced the university art theories with his own secret underground path, through Islamic mystics, to Buddhism, to Christianity and finally to St John of the Cross. It was a very liberating experience for him, when he first started calling his artworks what they actually were to him.

    Viola once felt that home videos should be kept separate to his artwork, but the sorrow of his mother's death, and the difficulty of understanding this transition from life to "disappearance", slowly changed his point of view. He realized that things could not be kept separate. Viola now sees the cameras as keepers of the soul, he explains. The medium holds onto life, a kind of understanding of feelings, keeping them alive.

    Bill Viola was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in London, 2011.

    Camera: Marie Friis

    Grading: Honey Biba Beckerlee.

    Edited by Martin Kogi

    Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

    Meet more artists at channel.louisiana.dk/

    Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the Internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc.

    Read more: channel.louisiana.dk/about

    Supported by Nordea-fonden.

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  4. Sex videoverk av den världsberömde konstnären Bill Viola premiärvisades i samband med att Nordiska Akvarellmuseet invigde sin nya konsthall 27 maj. Utställningen Water av Bill Viola visas fram till 9 september 2012.

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  5. oscillating continuum

    Audiovisual installation
    2 square displays | 2ch sound
    Duration: 08'00" Loop

    Concept, direction, composition, programming, design: Ryoichi Kurokawa
    Producer: Nicolas Wierinck

    Co-produced by Stereolux and Maison des Art de Créteil
    Supported by Fondation Boghossian and Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton
    Produced by Cimatics

    © 2013 RYOICHI KUROKAWA. All Rights Reserved.

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