Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier) // Bill Viola // 1979 // Video/sound installation Color videotape playback with rear projection reflected off water surface of a pool in a large, dark room; aquarium aerator with timing circuit; amplified stereo sound // Edition of 2 + 1 AP // Blain Southern Gallery // Photograph by Seán Mac Oitir
Contemporary video artist Bill Viola now has one of his installations, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier) on view in Blain Southern Gallery, London. A leader in the video art world, Viola’s work consists of a video screen located over a pool of water. The video coupled with the pool of water serves to highlight the transcendence of nature. While the mountain may appear to move across the screen, it is in fact still. It is Moving Stillness after all. The sounds of the video and the visual rippling of the water cause you to feel as though the image is moving. It plays with your eye. This work is on view until November so you still have time to experience Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier).