Bill Vio­la video artist

Amer­i­can video artist Bill Vio­la dis­cov­ered video in 1969 and is seen by many of his peers as a pio­neer who is con­stant­ly at the fore­front of con­tem­po­rary video instal­la­tions. His work has been seen around the world and he shows no signs of slow­ing down cre­at­ing video instal­la­tions that sim­ply takes your breath away. In this inter­view by Chris­t­ian Lund from the Louisiana Muse­um of Mod­ern Art Bill Vio­la talks about his own spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and the feel­ings that have influ­enced him in his artis­tic devel­op­ment over the years and the child­hood acci­dent that near­ly killed him and which had such an impact on his work.