Nantes Triptych by Bill Viola

Three large-scale panels of projected video images form a configuration based on the tripych altarpiece.

Details

Medium:
Video and sound installation
Dimensions:
460 x 970 x 1680 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £120,613)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Donald Young Gallery

The left panel shows an image of a young woman in the process of giving birth. the right panel shows an image of an old woman in the process of dying. Both are documents of actual events. The central panel shows an image of a clothed man underwater moving through alternate stages of turbulence and undulating stillness, held in fragile suspension before an indistinct, shadowy space, suspended between birth and death.

Provenance

The artist; Donald Young Gallery.

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