Grand Palais, Galeries nationales
through July 21, 2014
Cutting through the edges of water
Pulsing in slow motion
the un-pondered possible"
(© Ann Moradian, April 2014)
Photo sequence by Geraldine Mignani (Thank you Geraldine!)
This exhibit is the largest retrospective ever dedicated to Bill Viola's Video Art. It can be seen here in Paris at the Grand Palais through July 21, 2014. This is also the first time in the history of the Grand Palais that video has been given exclusive place on the museum's walls. After seeing Viola's work, you will understand why. It is not 'Dance' in any traditional sense of the word, and yet his use of movement, relationships, the body and emotions is strong and clear, flowing as easily into the genre of Movement Video as it does into the genre of Moving Art. (I suppose I view everything that moves through the lens of dance.) A leading figure in New Media Arts, his interest is, Viola says, "beneath they body, and beyond."
Go if you can! It is an experience.