Monday, 14 May 2007

Untitled #16

I came across this sign when taking a walk around my local parkland only the other day and ironically, I thought I would post here, in light of the last few images of women suspended in water.

Untitled #15

As a still taken from 'Isolde's Ascension' in the Love/Death: The Tristan Project, Bill Viola always manages to keep the suspended moment hanging on throughout his video installation work. This particular project created something quite vivid; a reversal of expectations and a slow moving and almost violent transition through the elements, culminating a kind of spiritual sequence of death.

Attached to lifes surface by the beaded thread of breath, this reading of death equates to that of 'The Piano', whereas Ada's resurrection (or ascension) remains in body and life.