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Bill Viola: Video Festival

Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2003
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

Along with the large-scale installations and flat panel pieces for which he is known, Bill Viola has been creating videotapes for television and theatrical presentation since he first began using video more than 30 years ago. This two-day festival represents a rare opportunity to see a broad range of this work, from his first video piece Tape I (1972) to his acclaimed, seminal masterpiece The Passing (1991).

Admission is free. Seating reservations are required; limit of four seats per reservation. For reservations call (310) 440-7300 or use the reservation buttons below.

Crossing the threshold between the inner and outer worlds

Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat), 1979
Reasons for Knocking At An Empty House, 1983
Hatsu-Yume (First Dream), 1981

Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.

EARLY WORKS (94 minutes)
Ten selected short works from 1972 to 1981

Tape 1, 1972
Cycles, 1973
In Version, 1973
A Million Other Things (2), 1975
The Space Between the Teeth, 1976
The Reflecting Pool – Selected Works (1977 – 1981)
- The Reflecting Pool
- Moonblood
- Silent Life
- Ancient of Days
- Vegetable Memory

Saturday, February 22, 2:00 p.m.

The Reflecting Pool / Viola

 The Passing / Viola

 I Do Not Know What It Is That I Am Like / Viola

Medical imaging technologies and animal consciousness

Anthem, 1983
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like, 1986

Saturday, February 22, 4:00 p.m.

THE GATELESS GATE (126 minutes)
Temporal transitions and incorporeal transformations

Angel's Gate, 1989
Déserts, 1994
The Passing, 1991

Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

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