“The Veiling” by Bill Viola (1995)

This sculptural video installation was one of five pieces that Bill Viola premiered at the 46th Venice Biennale. It consists of nine scrims suspended parallel to one another. Projectors at either end of the row of scrims show images of a man and a woman walking towards each other, crossing in the center, and moving apart. “This ghostly action becomes hypnotic, repeating over and over. Like much of Viola’s work, The Veiling has a dream-like quality, and suggests the multiplicity of experience that exists both in our own thoughts and our understanding of our interaction with another human being.” – Fabric Workshop and Museum



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