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Viola, Bill 1951-

Overview
Works: 410 works in 862 publications in 5 languages and 7,884 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Catalogs 
Roles: Illustrator, Director, Producer, Performer, Artist, Interviewee, Film editor, Videographer , tmk, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Commentator, Photographer
Classifications: N6537.V56, 700.92
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Publications by  Bill Viola Publications by Bill Viola
Most widely held works by Bill Viola
The art of Bill Viola ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world where an artist's importance is often conferred by small groups of experts and cognoscenti, Bill Viola's rich imagery touches a nerve with large international audiences. His work never shies away from making big statements about human life and its relation to the universe, to the soul and human spirit, to nature and to death. He is one of those rare artists whose work makes us aware of our nature as human beings, taking art back to what were once its fundamental concerns and giving it a relevance to the emotional and spiritual lives of ordinary people
I do not know what it is I am like by Bill Viola ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of video images documenting artist Bill Viola's personal investigation into the inner states, and his exploration of human connections to animal consciousness
The passing by Bill Viola ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A restless sleeper dreams of death, drowning, his family and various primal experiences
A world of art works in progress ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the work of a number of contemporary American artists
Hatsu Yume First dream by Bill Viola ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Japanese consider the first dream (hatsu yume) of the new year, to be especially portentous. Bill Viola is a video artist concerned with the mystical aspects of physics and optical transformations. Here he plays with perspective and time, making connections between the flow of light and the flow of water. He shows us the cycle of a day that begins in light and ends in light illuminating the darkness, a cycle that metaphorically symbolizes the cycle of time and creation
Bill Viola ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A pioneer of video art in the 1970s, Bill Viola has spent three decades creating evocative motion-picture and sound installations. This program gets inside his creative process, recording his reflections on his life and work."--Container
Bill Viola selected works by Bill Viola ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of video art represents Bill Viola's four most acclaimed videotapes. Each is structured around a solitary movement, moment or phenomenon through which Viola explores the nature of video, the categories of perception, the cognitive and spiritual inner life of the witness
Bill Viola the eye of the heart ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this documentary, "Viola talks passionately about his life and the events and artistic influences that have driven his work: from his childhood memory of near-drowning , to the artistic exploration and political activism of his youth, and on to the death of his mother. The film explores as well the connection between Viola's work and the mystical traditions of East and West" -- Container
Bill Viola : Europäische Einsichten, Werkbetrachtungen = European insights, reflections on the work of Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in German and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola : reflections ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American artist Bill Viola (born 1951) is one of the most renowned video artists in the world, a major figure standing somewhat apart from others whose artistic expression is enabled by - and inseparable from - New Media technology. This book is published to coincide with an exhibition at Villa Panza in Varese, Italy of selected works produced between the late 1970s and 2008, works chosen to exemplify Viola's central preoccupation with human consciousness and experience, as well as his interest in mysticism and symbolism, from both East and West. Viola's relative eschewal of computer editing and use of extreme slow motion imbue his video installations with almost painterly qualities.0Exhibition: Villa Panza, Varese, Italy (12.03.-28.10.2012)
Bill Viola ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola, video artist, combines video and sound in intriguing ways, as seen in "The Greeting", a piece created for the Venice Biennale. Also includes seven other notable works
Reasons for knocking at an empty house : writings 1973-1994 by Bill Viola ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the last 25 years, Viola has used innovative multimedia technologies to explore the phenomenon of sense perception as a language of the body and avenue to self-knowledge, integrating many disciplines and philosophies to reveal contemporary art's relevance to the modern world. His views have deep roots in mysticism, poetry, philosophy, Eastern art, shamanism, Chinese Taoism, Sufism, and Zen Buddhism. One of Viola's chief concerns today is to focus on the connection between our inner and outer lives, on the conception of the self as part of the whole
Bill Viola by Josée Bélisle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works by Bill Viola ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The experimental short films of Bill Viola
Composers Inside Electronics by Composers Inside Electronics ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kind of magic : the art of transforming ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reflecting pool collected work, 1977-1980 by Bill Viola ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visual poems which comprise a single body of work representing the stages of a personal journey from birth to death to rebirth
Stations by Bill Viola ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola, selected works ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of video art represents four of Bill Viola's most acclaimed videorecordings. Each is structured around a solitary movement, moment or phenomenon through which Viola explores the nature of video, the categories of perception, the cognitive and spiritual inner life of the witness
Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Bill Viola
Viola 1951-
Viola, Bill
Viola, William
ヴィオラ, ビル
Languages
English (268)
German (41)
French (9)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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