Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bill Viola

I just discovered that the very famous video artist, Bill Viola, practices Buddhism, such as zen meditation. When watching his videos I feel that I am experiencing a heavy, slow peaceful energy through the intense stillness which goes back to meditation. A lot of his work relates back to a near death childhood experience when he almost drowned, so the natural element water is the strongest subject of his work. Heres an example:

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