As the seventh commissioned work for the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Bill Viola has created 'Going Forth by Day' a new work which serves to create an epic articulation of the passage of nature's cycles and offers mythic reflections on the temporal flow of birth and regeneration.
Going Forth by Day
Bill Viola ranks beside Nam June Paik among the most prominent and innovative representatives of Media art.
In his installations, Viola focuses upon and explores themes of art history as well as critically challenges ideas involving individual artists and theorists.
As the seventh commissioned work for the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Bill Viola has created â€žGoing Forth by Day" a new work which serves to create an epic articulation of the passage of nature's cycles and offers mythic reflections on the temporal flow of birth and regeneration. The installation consists of five video projections: â€žFire / Birth," â€žThe Path," â€žThe Deluge," â€žThe Voyage," and â€žFirst Light." By utilizing the various possibilities of modern video and computer techniques, Viola evokes onto the walls of the exhibition hall projected image panels that recall both in content and in form the complex arrangement of a fresco cycle, with each panel functioning as a narrative element as well as part of an epic whole.
Curators: John Hanhardt, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Catalogue: A catalogue will be available in English and German
Edition NÂ° 18 In preparation
Museum Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays to 10 p.m.
Admission: E 3,- (reduced E 2,--), free entrance on Mondays
Tours: Daily at 6 p.m.
Lunch-Lectures: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Special tours at lunchtime, afterward lunch is served
Special Exhibition Tours:Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Special tours, afterwards brunch is served
Press Contact: Berlin: Svenja Simon/Sara Bernshausen
Next exhibition: Kara Walker: Collection Deutsche Bank
May 17 to July 7, 2002
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
Unter den Linden 13-15, Entrance Charlottenstrasse
Directions: Subway Stadtmitte (U2)
Subway FranzÃ¶sische StraÃŸe (U6)
S-Bahn Unter den Linden (S1, S2),
S-Bahn FriedrichstraÃŸe (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Buses 100, 157, 200, 348