Oral history interview with Bill Viola

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.viola03
Creators:
Viola, Bill, 1951-
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter
Dates:
2003 October 30-2004 January 14
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
114 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Bill Viola conducted 2003 October 30-2004 January 14, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, in Viola's home/office.
Scope and Contents
Viola discusses his earliest childhood memories of growing up in Queens, N.Y.; his education and work. He recalls Jack Nelson, composer David Tudor, David Ross at the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, Nam June Paik, Mario Merz and Vito Acconci, and Kira Perov and other artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bill Viola (1951- ) is a video artist of Long Beach, California. Interviewer Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer from Beverly Hills, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 17 min.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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