Bill Viola

The Fall into Paradise

Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the most important artists working in video today. Fall into Paradise is part of a series inspired by Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Thursday 10 April 2008 to Sunday 27 July 2008

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 24 March 2008.
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Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the most important artists working in video today. His work often seeks to give tangible visual form to abstract psychological and metaphysical experiences. Fall into Paradise is part of a series inspired by Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde. These two legendary lovers experienced such depth of feeling that the material world became unbearable for them. Their love simply could no longer be contained in flesh and blood and their spirits drift into the void finally erupting into a new space. Many of Viola’s recent works visualise some kind of almost violent transformation or transition from material to spiritual form.

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