Two Works by Bill Viola
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Hatsu Yume (First Dream)
1981. USA. Directed by Bill Viola. A startlingly beautiful, metaphorical work, First Dream unfolds like a dreamlike trance. Viola fuses his personal observations of Japanese culture with a metaphysical contemplation of life, death, and nature, achieved through a symbolic exploration of video's relation to light and reflection. 56 min.
1976. USA. Directed by Bill Viola. In terming these video segments "songs," Viola references the relationship of his work to musical structures and to the poetics of Romanticism. 33 min.