Bill Viola: Road to St.Pauls
£7 concessions. £6.50 members
Length: 82 min
Director: Gerald Fox
Cast: Bill Viola, Kira Perov
Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s is a powerful, moving portrait of the world’s most influential video artist Bill Viola, and his wife and close collaborator Kira Perov.
The film documents the couple’s 12-year odyssey to create two permanent video installations for St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Martyrs (2014) and Mary (2016) symbolise some of the profound mysteries of human existence. This film follows Viola’s remarkable story of creating the first art commission of its kind to be installed in Britain’s most famous religious space.
“Viola sets out to effect what almost feels like some mystical transubstantiation. He translates mundane matter to another level. It is a gift that lies in the hands of only the greatest artists.” – Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times