Longing…

After a fallow period the desire for drawing, the longing to feel pencil on paper becomes irresistible. And so a fresh start in the studio this week.

Somehow connecting with this the chance to see four of Bill Viola’s video works at The Sainsbury Centre Norwich.

http://www.scva.org.uk/exhibitions/current/?exhibition=93″

‘Catherine’s Room’ comprising five video screens is a slow, sensual depiction of the passage of time. No drama, no theatrics but beautiful to watch. Whilst ‘Ascension’ is shockingly dramatic and literally left me gasping for air. A fully clothed man in cruciform shape falls into deep dark water.The amplified sound of bubbling and gurgling water adds to the sense of horror, yet I could not look away.

There was an immediacy and tactility about these works that recall the act of drawing, tapping in to that point of longing.

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