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A pioneer in the medium of video art, Bill Viola's work explores the spiritual and perceptual side of human experience. Since 1970 he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances and pieces for television. Works include Hatsu yume (1981), I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986), The... See full bio »

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 2019 Bill Viola: Mirrors of the Unseen (Video) (video segments)
 2018 The Night Journey (Video Game)
 2017 Bill Viola: Retrospectiva (video segments)
 2016 Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait (Video) (video segments)
 2016 Mary (Video short)
 2015 The Trial (Video short)
 2014/VIII Crossroads
 2014 Inverted Birth (Video short)
 2014 Air Martyr (Video short)
 2014 Earth Martyr (Video short)
 2014 Fire Martyr (Video short)
 2014 Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) (Video short)
 2014 Water Martyr (Video short)
 2013 Blake's Dream (Video short)
 2013 Madison (Video short)
 2013 Sharon (Video short)
 2013 Self Portrait, Submerged (Video short)
 2013 Angel at the Door (Video short)
 2013 Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures (video segments)
 2013 Inner Passage (Video short)
 2013 Man with His Soul Diptych (Video short)
 2013 The Dreamers (Video)
 2012 Ancestors (Video short)
 2012 Chris (Video short)
 2012 Illumination (Video short)
 2012 Lifespans (Video short)
 2012 The Mirages Series (Video)
 2012 Walking on the Edge (Video short)
 2012 Delicate Thread (Video short)
 2012 The Encounter (Video short)
 2012 Weba Garretson: Drowned Girl (Video short)
 2011 A Phrase from 'Chris' (Video short)
 2011 A Phrase from 'Illumination' (Video short)
 2009 Night Vigil (Video short)
 2009 Pneuma, 1994-2009 (Video short)
 2008 Acceptance (Video short)
 2008 Addie (Video short)
 2008 Helena (Video short)
 2008 Howard (Video short)
 2008 Incarnation (Video short)
 2008 Lenny (Video short)
 2008 Melina (Video short)
 2008 Oguri (Video short)
 2008 Small Saints (Video short)
 2008 Three Women (Video short)
 2008 Two Women (Video short)
 2008 Visitation (Video short)
 2007 Impermanence (Video short)
 2007 The Far Shore (Video short)
 2007 The Innocents (Video short)
 2007 The Return (Video short)
 2007 Transfiguration (Video short)
 2006 Bodies of Light (Video short)
 2006 Poem B (The Guest House) (Video short)
 2005 Ablutions (Video short)
 2005 Basin of Tears (Video short)
 2005 Becoming Light (Video short)
 2005/II Dissolution (Video short)
 2005 Fire Woman (Video short)
 2005 H.H. the Dalai Lama: A Blessing (Video short)
 2005 Lover's Path (Video short)
 2005 Old Oak (Study) (Video short)
 2005 Passage into Night (Video)
 2005 Poem A: A Triptych (Video short)
 2005 Purification (Video short)
 2005 Tempest (Study for 'The Raft') (Video short)
 2005 The Approach (Video short)
 2005 The Arrival (Video short)
 2005 The Darker Side of Dawn (Video)
 2005 The Disrobing (Video short)
 2005 The Dowsing (Video short)
 2005 The Fall into Paradise (Video short)
 2005 The Lovers (Video short)
 2004 The Raft (Video short)
 2003 Living Witness (Video short)
 2003 46664 - 1 Minute of Art to Aids (Video) (one minute segment)
 2003 Bill Viola: The Passions (Video)
 2003 Bill Viola at the Gasometer Oberhausen (Documentary) (video segments)
 2002 Catherine's Dream (Video short)
 2002 Catherine's Vow (Video short)
 2002 Dominic's Trial (Video short)
 2002 Emergence (Video short)
 2002 Observance (Video short)
 2002/II Remembrance (Video short)
 2002 Study for 'Emergence' (Video short)
 2002 Study for 'The Voyage' (Video short)
 2002 The Last Angel (Video)
 2002 The Silent Sea (Video short)
 2002 Fire Birth (Short)
 2002 The Deluge (Short)
 2002/I First Light (Short)
 2002 The Path (Short)
 2002 The Voyage (Short)
 2001 Ascending Angel (Video short)
 2001 Birth Angel (Video short)
 2001 Catherine's Room (Video short)
 2001 Creation Angel (Video short)
 2001 Departing Angel (Video short)
 2001 Fire Angel (Video short)
 2001 Four Hands (Video short)
 2001 Man of Sorrows (Video short)
 2001 Mater (Video short)
 2001 Silent Mountain (Video short)
 2001 Surrender (Video short)
 2001 Witness (Video short)
 2000 Anima (Video)
 2000 Ascension (Video short)
 2000 Dolorosa (Video short)
 2000 Eternal Return (Video short)
 2000 Mary (Video short)
 2000 Memoria (Video short)
 2000 Six Heads (Video short)
 2000 The Locked Garden (Video short)
 2000 The Quintet of Remembrance (Video short)
 2000 The Quintet of the Astonished (Video short)
 2000 The Quintet of the Silent (Video short)
 2000 The Quintet of the Unseen (Video short)
 2000 The Quintet Series (Video)
 2000 The World of Appearances (Video short)
 2000 Union (Video short)
 1999 Bill Viola at Sfmoma (Video) (video segments)
 1998 Bill Viola: 25 Year Survey, a Video Journey (Video) (video segments)
 1997 The Tree of Knowledge (Video short)
 1996 Incrementation (Video)
 1996 The Crossing (Video short)
 1996 The Crossing, Video 2 (Video short)
 1996 The Crossing Diptych (Video short)
 1996 The Messenger (Video short)
 1995 Buried Secrets (Video)
 1995 Hall of Whispers (Video short)
 1995 Interval (Video short)
 1995 The Greeting (Video short)
 1995 The Veiling (Video short)
 1994 Stations (Video short)
 1994 Déserts (Video short)
 1993 Tiny Deaths (Video)
 1992 Heaven and Earth (Video)
 1992 Nantes Triptych (Video short)
 1992 Slowly Turning Narrative (Video)
 1992 The Arc of Ascent (Video short)
 1992 The Sleepers (Video)
 1992 The Threshold (Video)
 1992 To Pray Without Ceasing (Video)
 1992 Angel's Gate (Short)
 1991 The Passing (Video)
 1990 The Stopping Mind (Video)
 1989 Sanctuary (Video)
 1989 The City of Man (Video)
 1988 The Sleep of Reason (Video)
 1987 Passage (Video)
 1985 Figure and Ground (Video short)
 1985 Heaven and Hell (Video)
 1985 The Theater of Memory (Video short)
 1983 Anthem (Documentary short)
 1983 Reverse Television: Portraits of Viewers (TV Series documentary)
 1983 Science of the Heart (Video short)
 1981 Ancient of Days (Documentary short)
 1981 Hatsu yume (Documentary)
 1980 Vegetable Memory (Video short)
 1980 Event Horizon (TV Short)
 1980 Frames of Reference (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dreamworks (1980) ... (segment "Event Horizon")
 1979 Moonblood (Video short)
 1979 Silent Life (Video short)
 1979 The Reflecting Pool (Short)
 1977 Palm Trees on the Moon (Documentary short)
 1977 Sweet Light (Documentary short)
 1977 The Wheel of Becoming (Video short)
 1977 He Weeps for You (Video short)
 1976 Four Songs (Video)
 1976 Junkyard Levitation (Video short)
 1976 Songs of Innocence (Video short)
 1976 Truth Through Mass Individuation (Video short)
 1976 The Space Between the Teeth (Video short)
 1975 A Million Other Things (Video short)
 1975 A Million Other Things 2 (Video short)
 1975 A Non-Dairy Creamer (Video short)
 1975 Gravitational Pull (Video short)
 1975 Il Vapore (Video)
 1975 Playing Soul Music to My Freckles (Video short)
 1975 Red Tape - Collected Works (Video short)
 1975 Return (Video short)
 1975 The Semi-Circular Canals (Video short)
 1974 A Conversation: Joseph Beuys, Douglas Davis, and Nam June Paik (Video documentary short) (videotaped by)
 1974 August '74 (Video short)
 1974 Eclipse (Video short)
 1974 Instant Breakfast (Video short)
 1974 Olfaction (Video short)
 1974 Recycle (Video short)
 1974 Separate Selves (Video)
 1974 The Amazing Colossal Man (Video)
 1974 Trapped Moments (Video)
 1974 Bank Image Bank (Video)
 1973 Composition 'D' (Video short)
 1973 Cycles (Video short)
 1973 Information (Video short)
 1973 In Version (Video short)
 1973 Level (Video short)
 1973 Localization (Video)
 1973 Passage Series (Video short)
 1973 Polaroid Video Stills (Video short)
 1973 Quadrants (Video)
 1973 Vidicon Burns (Video short)
 1973 Walking into the Wall (Video)
 1972 Instant Replay (Video short)
 1972 Tape I (Video short)
 1972 Wild Horses (Video short)
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