Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bill Viola

These wonderful very moving video installations were the definite highlight of a winter visit. All you could do was stand watch and absorb!

web link YSP Bill Viola         video link

In many videos as ever with Viola water poured, fire and light, the essence of life, words of a Sufi poet, Buddhism, Christian mysticism all play a part and it seems to move and speak for me to the inner woman. Notably much of the technical innovation comes from Viola’s partner Kira Perov

Viola’s slowly moving figures showed paths between life and death, mothers and daughters, youngsters approaching adulthood, facing all that life brings, all stages of life are here, aging and the search for eternity among other things.

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For me the man searching for immortality , woman searching for eternity were the highlight, these 2 aging naked figures scrutinized their skin for blemishes and any signs of aging, as I look at the aging process for my work,  including my own, the acceptance, appreciation  apparent in this video speaks as many have found deep to the soul.

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