Two digital editions by Bill Viola are available to purchase from Sedition alongside a major solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Opening on 10 October and showing in the Underground Gallery and the Chapel the exhibition is Viola’s largest solo show in the UK in a decade and features a new work, The Trial (2015). Viola’s work considers the fallibility and volatility of human nature and the relationship between human perception and the mechanisms of image-making through the use of installation, video and sound, frequently depicting moments of threshold and transcendence.
Sedition will be offering a number of digital editions of Viola’s work from the museum’s gift shop during the exhibition. The editions, including A Phrase From “Chris” (2011) and A Phrase From “Illumination” (2011) will be available as beautifully packaged gift cards. The gift cards contain a unique code, which can be redeemed on our website and directly added to your Vault on Sedition.
Viola is renowned as a pioneering video artist who creatively and reflectively explores new media techniques, their boundaries and their relationships with people through the production and display of his work. This explorative quality can be experienced first-hand in Blain|Southern and The Vinyl Factory’s upcoming presentation of rarely exhibited early-career works by the artist in two prominent London locations.
Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 will be on display at Blain|Southern in London’s Mayfair from 13 October 2015. The multi-faceted installation, whose elements include projections and environmental recordings, brings together new media techniques of the late 1970s to monumental effect. It has been exhibited only once before at its inaugural showing in 1979.
At the same time, The Talking Drum, an immersive installation featuring two sound installations by Viola will be presented at The Vinyl Factory’s Brewer Street Car Park. A limited edition vinyl of recordings of performances by the artist from the 70s and 80s will be presented alongside the exhibition.
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Bill Viola’s exhibition opens from 10 October 2015 – 10 April 2016 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.
The Talking Drum opens from 13 October – 7 November 2015 at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, W1F 0LA.
Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 opens from 13 October to 21 November 2015 at Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1BP.