Bill Viola

Love/Death: The Tristan Project


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A rare chance to get inside the former grammar school on Tooley Street.

Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading contemporary artists.

LOVE/DEATH: The Tristan Project is a museum-scale exhibition showing across two venues and presenting more than ten new works. Like Viola's previous works, they range from room-sized video projections of image and sound to small, silent flat panel screens

Most of the works in LOVE/DEATH: The Tristan Project arise from the hours of material that Viola produced for a new production of Richard Wagner's nineteenth century opera, Tristan und Isolde.

A collaboration between Viola, theatre director Peter Sellars, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Kira Perov, executive director of the Bill Viola Studio, the opera was first presented in concert form in Los Angeles in December 2004, and received its fully staged premier in Paris at the National Opera Bastille in April 2005.

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  • Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (Thu 7pm); Sat 10am-5pm
  • FREE


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