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Bill Viola's Profile

Brief about Bill Viola: By info that we know Bill Viola was born at 1951-01-25. And also Bill Viola is American Artist.

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The velocity and knee-jerk response to events happening in real time that television brings us precludes any kind of reflection or contemplation and therefore analysis. And that's been one of the greatest political dangers in the post-war era. The idea of the reasoned, thoughtful response goes out of the window.

Tags: Greatest, Political, Time

The very first video experience I had was in high school. They brought a black-and-white closed-circuit surveillance camera into the classroom. I will never forget, as a kid, looking at that image.

Tags: Experience, Forget, School

The world is fine and everything is normal and then, bang, you just get bowled over by the wrathful deities somehow. That happens in very small ways and happens in very large ways when you have a major conflagration in the world. It's another cycle of existence of human beings.

Tags: Another, Human, Small

There is a big push that we all are engaged in, in wanting to have the newest in innovation - and I think that's all really great. But I also feel that human beings need to be aware of, and grounded in, history.

Tags: Great, History, Human

Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity... but there's a feeling that life is interconnected, that there's life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Work

When you come into my pieces, it's not an intellectual experience, it's a physical experience. It's coming at your body. There's light, there's sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There's loud roaring sound happening.

Tags: Experience, Light, Off

You can always tell in a movie when they are setting you up for something. If someone leaves an important object on the table and walks away, the camera will have some way of indicating that to you.

Tags: Away, Someone, Tell

A lot of what making art is, is just being open, and empty. And putting yourself in the right place for things to, literally, come together.

Tags: Art, Together, Yourself

I cry a lot. Usually once a day. I think it's one of the most profound forms of human expression.

Tags: Cry, Human, Once

I spend a lot of time writing. I get inspiration from texts rather than images.

Tags: Rather, Time, Writing

I would prefer to be forgotten, then rediscovered in a different age.

Tags: Age, Forgotten, Prefer

In the mid- to late '60s to the mid-'70s, when I was a student, there was a major change in the thinking about what art can be and how art is made.

Tags: Art, Change, Thinking

My works really begin in a very simple way. Sometimes it's an image, and sometimes it's words I might write, like a fragment of a poem.

Tags: Simple, Sometimes, Words

Revolution is something that actually starts in individual hearts.

Tags: Actually, Individual, Revolution

The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth; I think it is, quite honestly.

Tags: Brain, Human, Single

There's another world out there just beyond the world we're in. It's just on the other side of that translucent, semitransparent surface.

Tags: Another, Beyond, Side

This thing called the camera, that takes everything in equally, taught me a lot about how to see.

Tags: Camera, Takes, Taught

Video artists being at the low end of the totem pole economically, one of the ways we survive is to go around showing work and giving these talks.

Tags: End, Giving, Work

When you're making video, you're giving structure to time, which is what a composer does.

Tags: Giving, Making, Time

You are just as qualified as any expert to make a judgment and have a feeling or a response to any work of art.

Tags: Art, Feeling, Work
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