The Stopping Mind @ Bill Viola. 1991

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

The Stopping Mind, 1991
Video/sound installation
Exhibition copy; original in the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. Still images appear on four large screens mounted parallel to the four walls of the room. A voice is audible at the center of the space quietly whispering a continuous chant that describes the passive loss of bodily sensation in an unknown black space. At random intervals the images simultaneously burst into movement, momentarily coming to life in violent frenetic motion and loud roaring sound. They abruptly become silent and still again as frozen frames, until the next burst of activity once again brings them to life. The room continues in a continuous cycle of sustain and release, as memory and experience constantly interact within the larger stream of the perpetual movement of individual consciousness.

Publié dans Art vidéo - cinéma

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