Surrender by Bill Viola

Diptych, one screen mounted above the other.

Details

Medium:
Video on plasma flat panel displays
Dimensions:
204.2 x 61 x 8.9 cm
Acquired in:
2003
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'.

Provenance

Anne and Anthony d'Offay.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

Entry details

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