KLEX

KL Experimental Film and Video Festival 20-25 Oct 2010

Figure in Video Art - Bill Viola   by admin  YouTube
about KLEX 10/10/10 08:05:01 pm
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Bill Viola is a major figure in video art. His installations and videotapes, which have received international recognition, are distinguished by a confluence of allegorical resonance and virtuosic control of technology. Viola explores video's temporal and optical systems to metaphorically examine modes of perception and cognition, and ultimately chart a symbolic quest for self. Employing a rigorous structuralism, a ritualized investigation of visual and acoustic phenomena, illusion and reality, he achieves a poetic articulation of visionary transcendence. Viola's extraordinary use of video technology to "sculpt" with time is one of his few "special effects." Time-lapse, slow motion, reversals, duration and other temporal interventions acquire metaphorical significance, evoking cycles of day and night, birth, life, death and renewal.
(Source from http://www.eai.org)

Here are some works Bill Viola :

'Some Prominent Video Artists & Their Work'

A little 'back in time' travel to survey on several prominent video artists & their works in 1960s-1980s, to create a historical context of the development of contemporary art videos.
Kok Siew Wai, Festival Director

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KLEX

KLEX aims at introducing both historical and contemporary experimental cinema to the Malaysian audience, nurturing the experimental film and videomakers in the region, and developing experimental cinema communities in Malaysia. KLEX will be a venue for a discourse on critical issues related to the edge of cinema art.

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