Bill Viola at The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh

Bill Viola

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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