Media Arts Watch: Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)

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Oct 11 2017 - Jul 22 2018

Originally commissioned by London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral and unveiled in 2014, Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) by Bill Viola (American, b. 1951) consists of four high-definition flat-screen monitors, each featuring a single figure who sustains the impact of one of the four classical elements. The four moving images are synchronized and unfold together to create a coherent whole.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Multi-media / Digital / Video
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Bill Viola

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