Bill Viola: Submerged-Spaces

Bill Viola

Saturday 5 May - Sunday 29 July 10am - 5pm (not open Mondays) Please noteThe Undercroft is closed today (Friday 15 June).



THE UNDERCROFT Below the War Memorial, City Hall, St. Peters Street, Norwich

THE CRYPT, THE CARNARY CHAPEL Norwich School, 70 The Close, Norwich

Bill Viola is one of the world’s most celebrated artists using video as a medium. His mesmerising installations explore such fundamental human experiences as birth, death and the unfolding of consciousness. Viola’s fascination with world cultures, philosophies and beliefs is subtly reflected in his images and his use of sound and movement. His studio is famous for the precision and attention to detail given to his work and the use of state-of-the-art technologies to create intimate encounters and total environments that envelop the viewer. He constructs complex, meditative spaces that demand interaction between the viewer and the image.

Now his seminal video work comes to East Anglia for the first time in a major exhibition. Co-curated by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Submerged-Spaces is a citywide exhibition that provides a snapshot of both his working practice and his mastery of subject matter.

Comprising both large and small scale pieces loaned by Tate, National Galleries of Scotland and Viola’s studio, the exhibition will be displayed over three venues across Norwich. It will be the first opportunity to see Visitation exhibited in the UK; the largest of the pieces, Five Angels for the Millennium is displayed at theSainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and other works include Catherine’s Room, Four Hands and Surrender. Submerged-Spaces promises to establish a dialogue within an ongoing conversation between viewer, space, and experience.

Tickets also available from the Norwich Theatre Royal and SCVA.  Cash payments will also be taken on the door

Please note the Carnary Chapel is not wheelchair-accessible

Bill Viola Dissolve
(5.17 min)

Bill Viola Dissolve
(5.17 min)

Bill Viola Installation Map