One day to the weekend you beautiful people!!!
Well, it’s a good thing I decided not to go to The Bronx Zoo yesterday, because there was an incident there where …
Bill Viola: Buried Secrets
In this work 3 women are greeting each other. The scene is recorded from a fixed camera position, the actions of the figures are seen in extreme slow motion and are presented in a vertical aspect ratio. The entire original event of forty-five seconds unfolds as an elaborate choreography over the course of ten minutes. ……
I saw this work in 1997 at the Whitney Retrospective of his work. I went to see it like 3 times and I drug my father to see it, because I kept talking to him about it. He love it too and he is a very practical man :O)
What did we love about it?? The main reason why this is my favorite piece of his, is that it tickles the mind with it’s obvious but not overt reference to Mary the Mother of Jesus and her greeting women in the square. This is purely my interpretation and the artist gives us no verbal or written guidance that supports this interpretation.
But it goes to my theory that you can experience nothing in it’s pure form, all your experiences and the interactions are all colored if not guided by your past experiences and when you have strong reaction and connections to anything it is because of these factors.
The beauty and truth I found in Bill’s work is that it focuses you on each breath we take in this life and how much we actually miss in our daily interactions. The greeting seconds streched into 10 minutes. With no sound. But I was paralized unable to move absoultely captivated by the silent dialog and information that became so illuminated in that interaction between those three women.
So much so that it is still huants me over a decade after seeing it and it has changed me in that it showed me a truth that I didn’t know before that truely even moment counts and means something.
ON the Chizzy Front !!!!
SHOUT OUT TO WISDOM!!!
“Whoever tries to live right and loyal finds life, success, and honor”
Thank you so much for spending some of your precious day with me!!
Have a wonderful day!!!