Ocean Without A Shore, 2007 - Bill Viola

About the Work

About Ocean Without A Shore

Presented as a series of encounters at the intersection between life and death, the work documents a succession of individuals slowly emerging out of darkness and moving into the light. The figure in the composition must then break through an ...

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Presented as a series of encounters at the intersection between life and death, the work documents a succession of individuals slowly emerging out of darkness and moving into the light. The figure in the composition must then break through an invisible threshold of water in order to pass into the physical world. Hauntingly eerie and magnificently ghostly, Viola's figure is a modern day Orpheus emerging from the underworld back to life.

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About the Artist

About Bill Viola

A pioneer of new media since the 1970s, Bill Viola's work explores themes of life and death, the unconscious, and the self vis-í -vis ...Read More
A pioneer of new media since the 1970s, Bill Viola's work explores themes of life and death, the unconscious, and the self vis-í -vis the medium of film. Viola has created single channel videos, video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, and flat panel video pieces. On the cutting edge of video art since its inception, it's almost impossible to sum up the enormous influence that his ritualistic work has had on a rising generation of artists, some of whom might rightfully call him the godfather of video installation art.

His work has been exhibited at nearly every institution of note around the world. Viola is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, aka the Genius Grant, and the first Media Art Prize, presented jointly by ZKM and Siemens in Germany. He holds honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts and London's Royal College of Art, among others, and was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government in 2006.Read Less

Ocean Without A Shore, 2007

Bill Viola

Photograph
Size Price
24.00" x 20.00" $3,500
Edition of 100

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Description

Chromogenic print of color photograph.

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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