The Quintet of the Astonished by Bill Viola

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AUTHOR:

Bill Viola

YEAR:

2000

LOCATION:

Long Beach CA

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image from © video 

SOURCE:

vimeourbanvideoproject

NOTE:

Runtime: 15 min 

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The Quintet of the Astonished shows the unfolding expressions of five actors in such extreme slow motion that every minute detail of their changing facial expressions and movements can be detected. In this piece artist Bill Viola explores the cathartic power within grief, personal suffering, and bereavement.

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