Bill Viola (born 1951) creates videotapes, installations, architectural video, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat video pieces.
His video installations are total environments, enveloping the viewer into the image and sound.
In his works he explores the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge. his works focus on universal human experiences - birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness.
Mediamatic Magazine Vol. 2#2 Simon Biggs 1 Jan 1987
To the Artist' s Voice
In a number of video tapes that where to be seen at the European video festivals this fall, there is evident the desire of some artists to extricate themselves and contemporary discourse from a...