maandag, mei 23, 2016

Bill Viola #4


Bill Viola performing “The Talking Drum”, 1979.


Bob Bielecki and Bill Viola testing systems for “The Talking Drum”, 1982.


Bill Viola testing a gating system for “The Talking Drum”, 1982.

"....
There was a period when I was working exclusively with sound, and my main interest was the science of the acoustic, the behavior of sound in space. I was very interested, for example, in why a blind person can know how big the room is just by clapping or tapping a cane on the ground. […] I distinctly remember feeling that I wanted to see the emptiness of space, to become the space and be extended out into every part of it all at once.
...." (bron: hyperallergic, foto's: Kira Perov)

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