Sunday, May 09, 2010

May 9 Video on Making Video Art

Bill Viola is a favorite video artist. He has been at it for some time and has refined, refined, refined. Portland cinematographer Harry Dawson has worked with Viola for many of those years and he has made a documentary about the process. There is a Viola piece in the current museum show Disquieted, Quintet of the Astonished, which is a very long running study of human emotion shot with a hight speed camera, then reduced to slow motion. It's part of The Passions series developed while Viola was resident artist at the Getty, and Dawson was the collaborating cinematographer.

The film, Art of Collaboration, shows this afternoon. Admission includes admission to the museum to see the Disquieted show. Films at the Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 2PM $12, $5 members