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An Evening with Video Artist Bill Viola

An Evening with Video Artist Bill Viola

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. Bill Viola dims the lights in MIT's Room 10-250, and begins to talk of life, death and all that lies between, leaving the realm of classroom and entering a place of potential enlightenment. Weaving together his video art, personal anecdotes, poetry and other writings from religious traditions spanning the globe and the ages, Viola illuminates his own spiritual journey and search for meaning. With a light touch, he manages to tap into reservoirs of deep feeling. Viola imparts the vital interplay between his life experience, and the evolution of his vision. After his mother's death, for instance, he 'recovered' her after finding a bowl she'd given him years earlier. Objects outlive us, Viola realized, and... Show More


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