The Inner Journey -exhibition of the video artist Bill Viola is on display at the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, for the last week this week. I went to see that exhibition last weekend and there was already a queue formed in front of the museum entrance, as you can see in the picture below. See also the related Instagram reel –
The absolute highlights of Bill Viola’s Inner Journey -exhibition were the video and audio installations Fire Woman, 2005, and Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), 2005, which were also familiar from the outdoor advertising. In the exhibition you got to see them on the big screen. The aspect ratio of those videos was familiar from Instagram.
Another stunning video work in the exhibition was The Trial, 2015, which was a 7:39 minute HD color video strip.
Allthough no works bringing you great joy were seen in this somewhat serious exhibition, can it still be recommended because of the quiet meditative nature of it. Those slow-motion videos provided a new perspective in the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and made at least me feel happy about myself as I was able to watch the videos patiently from start till the end, although I had skipped my lunch.
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