Free videotape screening

Every Thursday this summer

05. Aug 2021 KL. 16:30 - 19:00

As a part of the exhibition Bill Viola – Into the Light there is a rich videotape programme on show in the museum´s auditorium.

Every Tuesday afternoon this summer we offer a screening of Bill Violas work The Passing, 1991 and I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like, 1986.

The screening is free and open for all.

4.30 pm The Passing (56 minutes)

A personal response to the spiritual extremes of birth and death in the family. Black-and-white nocturnal imagery and underwater scenes depict a twilight world hovering on the borders of human perception and consciousness, where the multiple lives of the mind (memory, reality, and vision) merge.

5.30 pm I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (89 minutes)

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like is a personal investigation of the inner states and connections to animal consciousness we all carry within. The work is in five parts, and functions like a map of the animal psyche. Images of animals mediate a progression from an initial stage of “pure being” (a herd of bison moves within a vast open landscape, the camera confronts the glaring eye of an owl), proceeding through stages of the rational and the physical orders (a researcher is at work in his study, images flicker past at the limits of perception), finally arriving at a state beyond logic and the laws of physics (devotees participate in a Hindu fire walking ritual, a fish flies out of a mountain lake, soaring over the tree tops to come to rest on the floor of a pine forest).

There`s room for 44 people in our auditorium.
Meet up at the museum and get your free ticket in the reception.

Information about infection prevention measures in connection to COVID-19:

  • Stavanger Art Museum follows the Norwegian Directorate of Health´s rules for events.
  • Please not that there can occur changes in the program as a result of COVID-19.
  • We ask our guests to follow the recommended infection prevention measures; keep at least 1-meter distance to other people and please use the alcohol-based sanitizers at the museum. If you are sick or have symptoms of infection, stay home.
  • To comply with the Norwegian Directorate of Health´s infection prevention measures and infection tracing we keep a record of participants at our events for ten days after the event.