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Event Horizon

Artist:
Viola, Bill

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 7 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder
See "Dreamworks" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Scope:
A single 3/4" screening copy of this work exists. See "Dreamworks" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work. In a single folder, a letter from Bill Viola explains some of the intentions behind the work.

Filmed in extreme desert conditions "Event Horizon" looks at a landscape interrupted and transformed by visible signs of heat. The waviness blurs objects and figures, creating a mirage effect and rendering familiar objects unrecognizable. The work takes place in near silence, with the sound of wind dominating the score. The work is approximately seven and one-half minutes in length.



Director:
Viola, Bill

Producer:
Viola, Bill

Subjects:
Deserts
Heat


See Also:
Dreamworks





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