Sub Bass Snarl, Superlight, Bill Viola


Bill VIOLA 'The Quintet of the Astonished' 2000, video rear projection on wall-mounted screen, artist’s proof, collection of the artist, © Bill Viola, photograph: Kira Perov

If you happen to be in Canberra and/or you haven’t yet seen the Bill Viola exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia then you need to come along to the closing event.

Saturday 5 Nov 2005 6-10pm National Gallery of Australia
DJ Sub Bass Snarl VJ Superlight
Tickets $25; members $15; students $5.
includes exhibition entry and live entertainment
Cocktails and refreshments available
Bookings essential: 6240 6504
Supported by the Sarah and Baillieu Myer Family Foundation

This is the first of two big collaborative art gallery shows we are doing with Superlight in November. (The other is a large invitation-only event at the Queensland Art Gallery). There will be live video and four hours of audio.

The National Gallery of Australia presents a mesmerising exhibition of video works by renowned American artist Bill Viola. The Passions 2000–02 is a series of 12 works exploring emotional states.

The exhibition also features one of Viola’s most ambitious installations, Five Angels for the Millennium 2001, a gallery full of video projections, accompanied by a mysterious and expansive landscape of sound.

More info on Bill Viola


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Seb Chan founded Cyclic Defrost Magazine in 1998 with Dale Harrison. He handed over the reins at the end of 2010 but still contributes the occasional article and review.

1 Comment

  1. I saw this exhibition a few years ago at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Fantastic stuff. I tend to find video-art more hit than miss, but this exhibition I really felt. Recommended.