A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.-Beverly Sills
The Veiling, Bill Viola.
Images of a man& a woman moving through a series of nocturnal landscapes are projected into parallel layers of loosely suspended translucent cloth. They each appear on separate opposing video channels, and are seen gradually moving from dark areas of shadow into areas of bright light. The cloth material diffuses the light & the figures dissipate in intensity& focus as they penetrate further into the scrim layers, eventually intersecting each other on the central veil.