Diptych, one screen mounted above the other.
Surrender by Bill Viola, 2001
© Bill Viola
- Video on plasma flat panel displays
- 204.2 x 61 x 8.9 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Anne and Anthony d'Offay through The Art Fund
Two protagonists, seen only through their images reflected in water, bend repeatedly down into the water, towards each other, becoming more and more tormented as they do so. The water acts as a kind of metaphor for an intense emotional baptism. From the group of works know collectively as 'The Passions'.
Anne and Anthony d'Offay.