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Viola, Bill 1951-

Overview
Works: 395 works in 915 publications in 4 languages and 8,094 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Illustrator, Director, Producer, Performer, Artist, Interviewee, Film editor, Dedicatee, tmk, Photographer, Author of introduction, Commentator, Videographer
Classifications: N6537.V56, 700.92
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Publications about  Bill Viola Publications about Bill Viola
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
Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of video art represents Bill Viola's four most acclaimed videotapes
I do not know what it is I am like by Bill Viola ( Visual )
48 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 )
50 editions published between 1986 and 2007 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 262 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 256 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. "A spiritual allegory equating light and dark with life and death. It was produced in Japan while Viola was artist-in-residence at the Sony Corporation. There are two interwovern themes: the dark water world of fish and Buddhist rituals invoking the souls of dead ancestors. It is a work of extravagant pictorial beauty, at once ominous, majestic, spiritual and mystical."--Contemporary Arts Media
Bill Viola the eye of the heart by Mark Kidel ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 135 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 : reflections ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 94 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 : 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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola : frustrated actions and futile gestures ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reasons for knocking at an empty house : writings 1973-1994 by Bill Viola ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En samling af den amerikanske kunstner, Bill Violas personlige kommentarer til sine værker inden for video- og installationskunst
Bill Viola by Josée Bélisle ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in French and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola [exposition], Paris, Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, 5 mars-21 juillet 2014 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Génie de l'art vidéo, Bill Viola a construit tout son oeuvre autour de la perception sensorielle de la condition humaine. De la naissance à la mort, il interroge le temps, la conscience, le souffle, et les trempe aux sources des grands mystiques, en écho à Bosch ou à Giotto. La métaphysique qu'il donne à vivre peint la solitude, le vieillissement ou le rapport à l'autre. Bill Viola nous raconte. À l'occasion de la première rétrospective que la France consacre à cet immense artiste américain, le Grand Palais vous tend ce livre miroir. C'est un catalogue interactif, un livre, à voir et à entendre, pour se connaître soi-même."--Page 4 of cover
Selected works by Bill Viola ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The experimental short films of Bill Viola
A kind of magic : the art of transforming ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composers Inside Electronics by Composers Inside Electronics ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stations by Bill Viola ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Viola : the passions by Bill Viola ( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van werk van de Amerikaanse videokunstenaar (1951- )
Bill Viola ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 33 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. Shows the steps in the creation of the installation--from set lighting and directing, to the exhibit opening in Venice. Also includes seven other notable works
 
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Bill Viola
Viola 1951-
Viola, Bill
Viola, William
Viola, William 1951-
ヴィオラ, ビル
Languages
English (298)
German (58)
French (14)
Italian (4)
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