Critical Writing Index

Expanded memories: Bill Viola talks about his philosophy of art

by Martin Gayford

Apollo, Oct. 2006

The article includes a brief introduction into the origins of video art and then focuses on celebrated video artist Bill Viola's philosophy of art. The articles features quotes by Viola on how video art has emerged as a widely used medium and the aspects which attract him as an artist. The article states that Viola is a philosophical artist and that for him the video camera is a philosophical device and the video image a representation of the world.

ITEM 2006.071 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Public room, private room (1969-70)Bill Viola

I do not know what it is I am like (1986)Bill Viola

Tristan and IsoldeBill Viola