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Title

Memoria

2000

Artist

Bill Viola

United States of America

25 Jan 1951 -

Alternate image of Memoria by Bill Viola
Alternate image of Memoria by Bill Viola
Alternate image of Memoria by Bill Viola
Alternate image of Memoria by Bill Viola
  • Details

    Date
    2000
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video projection, black and white, silent, silk cloth screen
    Edition
    1/5
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:30:00 min continuous; aspect ratio: 3:2; projected image: 61.0 x 76.2 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, blue fibre-tipped pen "Bill Viola". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    254.2011.a-b
    Copyright
    © Bill Viola

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  • About

    Performer: John Malpede

    ‘Memoria’ is a precursor to Viola’s later works, including his series 'The passions'. Shot on a low-grade surveillance camera, an image of a man’s face showing a range of emotional states is projected onto silk cloth, recalling the Veil of Veronica or Shroud of Turin. The image is so degraded, however, that it sometimes breaks up, dissolving the face into the snow of recorded noise. Like his 2006 work ‘Bodies of light’, the figure seems to be on the verge of becoming or disintegrating, like a signal from another place.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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