Members Screening Room 2021: Bill Viola- The Road to St Pauls

Members Screening Room 2021 - August to September

06 August 2021 - 30 September 2021 -
We invite you to the Members Screening Room, a free and exclusive benefit available to current Members of the Art Gallery of NSW. Watch a range of handpicked arts documentaries throughout the year online from the comfort of your home.

Explore the work of the world’s most influential video artist, Bill Viola.

Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul's
2017, 82 mins

This powerful documentary follows video artist Bill Viola and his wife and close collaborator Kira Perov over a twelve-year period as they undertake and complete the installation of two permanent video works, Mary and Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. 

In documenting Viola’s approach, the award-winning arts documentary director Gerald Fox captures the essence of Viola’s creative process, along with the significant changes that occur in these two figures over the lengthy time period. He also looks back at the career of this seminal artist, who since the early 1970s has taken video art to a new level of acceptance in contemporary art.

Viewer discretion is advised. This film contains sensitive content that may be distressing to some viewers.

This documentary is available to view from 5pm 6 August to 5pm 30 September. A secure login and password will be emailed to ticket holders upon booking.

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Members only (view from 6 August to 30 September)