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Name:Bill Viola Hatsu Yume (1981)

Total Size: 699.98 MB

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Bill Viola - Hatsu Yume (1981) (Vhsrip).avi (Size: 699.98 MB) (Files: 1)

 Bill Viola - Hatsu Yume (1981) (Vhsrip).avi

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Hatsu Yume (1981)

Video Codec - XviD
Video Bitrate - 1.482
Audio Codec - AC3
Audio Bitrate - 256 kbps CBR 48 KHz
Aspect Ratio - 1.333 [640 x 480 - 4x3]
Frame Rate - 25.000 FPS
Size - 700.0 MiB
Runtime: 56 min

Description:

« I was thinking about light and its relation to water and to life, and also its opposite – darkness or the night and death. I thought about how we have built entire cities of artificial light as refuge from the dark. »
Video treats light like water – it becomes a fluid on the video tube.
Water supports the fish like light supports man. Land is the death of the fish. Darkness is the death of man. »
Bill Viola, 1981

Hatsu-Yume (First Dream) is Bill Viola’s masterpiece, the greatest work by one of the most important video artists in the world. A spiritual allegory equating light and dark with life and death. Hatsu-Yume was produced in Japan in 1981 while Viola was artist-in-residence at the Sony Corporation. The title refers to Japanese folklore, wherein things done on the first day of a new year are significant. But the tape is not to be taken literally as a dream. For Viola, it’s more like the aboriginal concept of dreamtime, the creation of the world. That’s why, as a whole and in its parts, Hatsu-Yume progresses from darkness to light, stillness to motion, silence to sound, simplicity to complexity, nature to civilization. There are two interwoven themes: the dark water world of fish, and Buddhist rituals invoking the souls of dead ancestors. As in a dream, we frequently can’t tell if these wordless streams of image and sound are unfolding in real time, slow-motion or time-lapse. A work of extravagant pictorial beauty, Hatsu-Yume represents the most painterly use of light in the history of video. Form is content: the light that lures fish to their death protects human life. At once ominous, majestic, mystical and deeply spiritual, Hatsu-Yume is the work of a visionary poet of image and sound.

Gene Youngblood

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