The Parish Church of St Cuthbert: Bill Viola: Three Women (4 stars)

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Three Women is part of the Transfigurations series by internationally acclaimed video artist Bill Viola, and his wife and close collaborator, Kira Perov. Transfiguration is generally defined as “an exalting, glorifying, or spiritual change.” In this work, the mother and her daughters enact a transfiguration when they choose to pass through the threshold of water and briefly enter an illuminated realm. By exploring such universal human experiences as spirituality, birth, and death, Viola’s videos communicate to a wide audience, allowing viewers to engage with the work in their own personal ways. 

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Bill Viola: Three Women

13 Aug 20184 stars

Spiritual beauty from seminal American video artist

On a rectangular screen that might be mistaken for a mirror, a woman and her two daughters walk slowly towards the camera in silence. As they walk, these three graces occupy a fuzzy greyness that makes them appear like classicist statues come to life as…

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2. Peter Sutton31 Jul 2018, 6:27am5 stars The Parish Church of St Cuthbert: Bill Viola: Three Women Report

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1. Peter Sutton31 Jul 2018, 6:29am5 stars The Parish Church of St Cuthbert: Bill Viola: Three Women Report

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