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.
‘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.