Part of his Transfigurations series, Three Women by Bill Viola is on view at The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh until 1 September. The title of the series Transfigurations refers to the moment when a person or an object is transformed not by external means but from within. In these works, black-and-white images of ghostly figures emerge slowly from complete darkness eventually passing through a threshold of water into a world of colour and light.
Viola says “..the transformation of the Self, usually provoked by a profound inner revelation or an overwhelming sensation of clarity and fathomless emotion, overcomes the individual until literally a 'new light' dawns on him or her… some of the most profound human experiences occur at times like these, arising at the outer limits of conscious awareness.”
Bill Viola: Three Women is at The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh until 1 September 2018
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