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Courtney Wilsnagh


Hollis Frampton - Nostagia
• As this production gives a is about missing your
childhood and feeling homesick as well as being
in black and white i would display this
production on an old fashioned television.
• I would also let the audience use an old
fashioned remote to start the production on an
old VCR and tape so they have to rewind the
production each time they want to play it giving
them the sense that they are going back in time.
• There will also be a big comfortable sofa to sit in
so the audience can get a homely feel as well as
feel smaller on the big sofa giving them the feel
of being smaller like they were when they were a
child, as well as background music from old
cartoon shows they where really popular so they
can be easily recognisable.

Andy Warhol- 8hr film of the
Empire state building
• I would use a projector to project
this Production on a big black wall.
This is because the recording is
taken at night and the audience
should have a feel of the darkness, as
well as the mass size of the building!
• There will be a bench to sit on
almost like one you can find on a
street outside whilst recorded city
noises play in the background to give
the audience the feeling of actually
watching the building at night.

Sam Taylor-Wood
• For this I would display the
recording on a 3D television
so it looks like he is really
Beckham is really sleeping
infant of the audience.
• I will also have scented
candles placed around the
production to relax the

Fiona Tan
Fiona was born in 1966 in
Pekanbaru, Indonesia. She
is a visual artist who is
known for film and video
instillations as well as

Solo Exhibitions

Inventory, MAXXI, Rome and Philadelphia Museum of Art (2013)

Countenance, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Ellipsis, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
Japan (2013)

A Lapse of Memory, Royal Institute of British Architects, London
and Frith Street Gallery, London (2007)

Point of Departure, CAAC, Sevilla (2012)

80 Tage, Vox Populi, Countenance; Pinakothek der Moderne,
Munich (2007)

Vox Populi London, The Photographers' Gallery, London (2012)[6]

Short Voyages, Frith Street Gallery, London (2006)

Disorient, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (2012)

Vox Populi Switzerland, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2011)

Fiona Tan, Saint Sebastian, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal,
Canada (2005)

Rise and Fall, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC (2010–11)

Time Zones, Tate Modern, London (2004)

Frith Street Gallery, London, Vox Populi (2010)

Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2003)

Rise and Fall, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau Switzerland, Vancouver
Art Gallery, Canada (2010) [7]

Link, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2003)

Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002)

Disorient – Fiona Tan. She was the representative of the Netherlands
at the Dutch Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009)

Venice Biennale, Venice (2001)

Saint Sebastian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC (2009)

Stimuli, Witte de With, Rotterdam (1999)

Provenance, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008)

2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg (1997)

Awards and Nominations

• 2007 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (nominee)

2004 ICP Infinity Award for Art, New York

2003 Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff (nominee)
1998 J.C. van Lanschot Prize for sculpture,
Belgium/The Netherlands

Rise and fall
• Fiona places two screens in a dark
room which gives off a peaceful
and calming atmosphere, as their
is no sound that accompanies the
two clips it makes the audience
pay more attention to them. As
the two different clips play next to
each other they seem to hold the
attention of the audience as what
would be boring played singularly
they are more interesting placed

• To screens are placed side by side
once again as different videos
play caption close ups of different
movements, this makes it
interesting as whilst watching we
try make sense of what it means
and if they are connected to each
other in some way leaving the
audience thought provoked.

Bill Viola
Was born in 1951 in New York
Viola is looked up to in the
generation of artists whose
artistic expression depends
upon electric, sound and image
technology in New Media.

Solo Exhibitions

1973 "New Video Work," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
1974 "Bill Viola: Video and Sound Installations," The Kitchen Center, New York
1979 "Projects: Bill Viola," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1983 "Bill Viola," ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
1985 "Summer 1985," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1985 "Bill Viola," Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1987 "Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1988 "Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1989 "Bill Viola," Fukui Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukui City, Japan, part of The 3rd Fukui
International Video Biennale.
1990 "Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason," Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas,
1991 "Bill Viola: The Passing," South London Gallery, London, England
1992 "Bill Viola: Nantes Triptych," Chapelle de l'Oratoire, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
1992 "Bill Viola," Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington (five installations)
1992 "Bill Viola: Two Installations," Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England
1992 "Bill Viola. Unseen Images," Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. Travels
to: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (1993); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,
Madrid, Spain (1993); Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (1993); Whitechapel
Art Gallery, London, England (1993), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1994 "Bill Viola: Stations," American Center inaugural opening, Paris, France
1994 "Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen," Centro Cultural/Banco do Brazil, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
1995 "Buried Secrets," United States Pavilion, 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Travels to
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (1995); Arizona State University Art Museum (1996)
1996 "Bill Viola: New Work," Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia (installation)
1996 "Bill Viola: The Messenger," Durham Cathedral, Visual Arts UK 1996, Durham, England.
Travels to South London Gallery, London, England (1996); Video Positiva-Moviola, Liverpool,
England; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales; The
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1997); La Chapelle Saint Louis de la
Salpetriere, Paris
1997 “Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath,” Guggenheim Museum (SoHo), New York
1997 “Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey” organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art (catalogue).
Travels to Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1998);
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1998) (catalogue); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt,
Germany (1999); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California (1999); Art Institute of Chicago,
Illinois (1999–2000)
2000 “The World of Appearances,” Helaba Main Tower, Frankfurt, Germany (permanent
2000 “Bill Viola: New Work,” James Cohan Gallery, New York
2000 “Bill Viola: Stations,” Museum für Neue Kunst|ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2001 “Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium,” Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
2002 "Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day," Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

2003 "Bill Viola: The Passions," Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2003 "Bill Viola," Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2003 "Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium," Ruhrtriennale,
Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany
2003 "Bill Viola: The Passions," National Gallery, London
2004 "Bill Viola: Temporality and Transcendence," Guggenheim,
Bilbao, Spain
2005 "Bill Viola: The Passions," Fundación "la Caixa," Madrid, Spain
2005 "Bill Viola Visions," ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus,
2005 "Bill Viola," James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
2005 "Tristan und Isolde," fully staged opera premiere at the Opéra
National de Paris, France
2006 "Bill Viola – Video", 2006 Recipient of the NORD/LB Art Prize,
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
2006 "LOVE/DEATH The Tristan Project," Haunch of Venison (two
venues), London, UK
2007 "Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo,
Hyōgo Prefectural Art Museum, Kobe, Japan, including the 56-minute
title piece and many works from the artist's private collection.
2007 "Bill Viola: Four hands (2001), kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.
2008 "Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)",[CACMalaga],Spain until
30 April
2008-9 "Bill Viola: Ocean without a shore", National Gallery of
Victoria, Australia
2009 "Bill Viola: Intimate work", Museum De Pont, Tilburg,
2010-11 "Bill Viola: The Raft", Australian Centre for the Moving Image
(ACMI) and Kaldor Public Art Projects, Australia
2011-12 "The Crossing," SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
2012 "Bill Viola: Reflections", Villa Panza, Varese, Italy
2013 "Bill Viola: Three Women", Puertas de Castilla, Murcia, Spain


1984 Polaroid Video Art Award for outstanding achievement, USA

1987 Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute, USA

1989 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award, USA

1993 Skowhegan Medal (Video Installation), USA

1993 Medienkunstpreis, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, and Siemens
Kulturprogramm, Germany

2003 Cultural Leadership Award, American Federal of Arts, USA

2006 NORD/LB Art Prize, Bremen, Germany

2009 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts, MIT, Cambridge, MA [17] He was awarded $75,000 and was
able to go to MIT and help enhance the creative groups there.

2009 Catalonia International Prize, Barcelona, Spain[2]

2010 Honorary doctorate from the University of Liège,[18] Belgium

2011 Praemium Imperiale, Japan


• Bill starts the video off
with a blurred figure
which we then realise is a
woman with water
running off of her. this is
really thought provoking
as it almost seems as if she
is melting.

The encounter
• two woman walk towards
the camera in a desert
great each other, kiss then
walk away in the opposite
way they came. As the
video is simple it makes the
audience try make sense of
a video making each
individual try think of a
back story to the encounter
which leaves them thought


Shigeko Kubota
Is a 78 year old Japanese
video artist, sculptor and
avantgarde performance
artist who currently lives in
New York.


Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Japan Society (New York)

The Kitchen, New York, 1972, 1975

Rene Block Gallery, New York 1976, 1977

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 1979

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1982

White Columns, 1983

New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 1986

Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany, 1987

Kongress Halle, Berlin, 1989

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Venice Biennale, 1990

Sydney Biennale, 1990

Retrospective: "Shigeko Kubota, Video Sculpture," American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York, 1991

"Shigeko Kubota," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1996

"Duchampiana (1968-1995)", Galerie de Paris, 1996

is an installation artist who
is known for her work that
celebrates cultural history
and is well known for her
extremist approaches to
these iconic events.

Spartacus Chetwynd
• In my opinion, one of her best pieces
she uses 32 flat screens, 8 headphones
and multiple bean bags for “Hermitos
Children, the pilot episode”. I think
this was such a brilliant idea as it
might be very different but i feel thats
what makes her work more effective as
it stands out and draws the audiences
attention in a new creative way.
• Chetwynd’s installations also mostly
holds a lot of deep underlying
meaning as she tries to use different
techniques to install her work and is
also mostly presented in a narrative