BILL VIOLA EXHIBITION
Grand Palais, Paris 2014
A STRANGE UNKNOWN POWER
Translucent screens create layers through the center of the room.
From one side images of a woman are projected through these layers,
from the other, images of a man.
Both figures appear in the night moving through darkness and light.
They meet intermittently in different places of the layers of the veils. I slowly walk around the dark room,
looking at the images from different perspectives.
I am pulled into the mystery the work evokes in time and space.
Emanating out of the darkness is the suggestion of
a strange unknown power that we as spectators will never know,
that Viola himself perhaps doesn’t actually know,
yet that reaches deep inside of hidden spaces within us
offering us an experience of their depths.