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daniel schwartz is black and white shots of the glaciers reveal the effects of climate change on his native switzerland. violinist. is astounding audiences with his tapes from bach to the blues and beyond. but first stop just back from london i'm joined by my colleague adrian kennedy to show bill viola. life death open. adrian this is a rather surprising pairing yes video what were they thinking the curator is a keen to stress that not suggesting that there is some kind of modern day michelangelo but inevitably some of the critics are approaching it from precisely this angle asking whether viola should even be in the same room as the greats.
ok everybody knows michelangelo we don't have to explain him but could you give us a quick rundown of building what he's not but he's the most famous video in the world he's famous for works like this they often feature water and. motion he uses advanced technology in order to create quite spiritual work he's a very popular artist some would say mainstream. critics so why is he in the same room as michelangelo in order to explore affinities i quotes because of resonances in their treatment of the fundamental questions the nature of being the transience of life and the search for a great meaning beyond. very deep meaning for we're going to get your verdict on the. first you were filming in london of course so to paraphrase. let's see if video. kills the renaissance star. in our smash
up at the royal academy of arts american video artist bill viola me in trying to heavyweight champion of the art world michelangelo karalee it's not a face off between the artist but rather an exploration of common themes. life death and rebirth we all often makes large scale meditative works his aim is to awaken the soul. longtime collaborator and life partner a pair of it's excited that the project has finally reached fruition. this is really thrilling i mean it's just i get i get goosebumps also seeing. the show kind of gradually being born and. you know these rooms have nothing in them until you turn them on it's kind of overwhelming and it can
bring you to t. is. this is certainly true of viola's notes triptych featuring the artist's only dying mother and the bloody joy of birth. the work comes face to face with michelangelo's famous today tonto marple really a close encounter between bill viola and the michelangelo drawings in the royal collection planted the seeds of this unusual show. it always struck me that there were very close parallels between the content and the spiritual content of michelangelo's drawings and the themes that run throughout bill's work and bill was tremendously responsive to these works in a moment i conceived the idea of the juxtaposition of his works with. existing the show one or other feel is most visceral works towers above you it could be heaven. oh. or it could be hal which is pretty much what the critics
the watch to. the critics very much divided but what about you what did you think of it meant stray i thought a lot of the criticism was unfair obviously some critics just don't like bill viola he's an artist who studied buddhism his works are very spiritual but i thought they did go very well together with the intimates michelangelo drawings the affinities and if you enter into the spirit of the show then i think you can get a lot out of it i'm what did you like best what we saw there in the piece this work that puts you kind of ringside at the birth of a baby and also at the bedside of a dying woman now the future and away from that it's. the other world you see the
truly remarkable. still. sound of birth and death coming from behind contemplating a world a work it's all of the. life itself this is the virgin mary in the baby jesus babies are very big in there and i saw the faces of the infants anticipates christ's and the carrying the baby symbolizes the passion of christ so you've got that the being born the dying this michelangelo mosse the pace i found that very overpowering. in effect just via absolutely i think this one small problem with the show on one level it's major retrospective of bill viola's. but in order to appreciate bill viola's works they unfold very slowly. and in order to explore them
all to the full you'd have to spend about six hours in the exhibition they are they are very beautiful moving some of the works and perhaps points out that viola also had a near drowning experience at the age of six that might explain the his obsession with. shia. session with find with they live it's really you are kind of dipping into these works and you should really be spending a lot more time with them so. who. is wrong on so many levels i think in another five hundred years i think. we'll still be in the lead but i think this is a very interesting exhibition and that the general public will probably find it much more. than some of the critics are all academy of the arts in london runs through the end of march and according to agent very much worth a visit thank you adrian now the subject of climate change is on everyone's lips
and the swiss photographer daniel shots is recording it with his lens he spent decades photographing glaciers because they are in fact melting. right. daniel shots his photos are arresting testimonies to the accelerated disappearance of mountain glaciers. the photographer works closely with scientists with his photographs he speaks for the researchers who often struggle to get their message through shots as images many people understand the gravity of the situation. when i show these images i confront the fuehrer which humanity's march to progress . which is actually quite suicidal each year ten or fifteen percent more growth
bastards more using up more resources that we have to say start enough. surest shots has taken just three shots promote teef at switzerland's our pleasure . his works are strictly analog the final shots carefully composed before he releases the shutter. in his dark room at home adjusts only the exposure time. he dark is the edges of the image directing the eye to the center of the picture to the essential elements. to go through. a target feel lousy to see a photo and recognize certain things in it this is off the rocks or ice but different from how we do them in color. creates a dialogue where i can be absolutely sure that the viewer will take the time to consider the image. and not just swipe past it and say see it moving
on and hope for. the special tarpaulins meant to slow the glaciers melting resemble burial shrouds. images are moving hopefully it will move us to action. music and scan know it john is being held in the press as one to watch and the next year is the berlin based violinist first album was cold balkan blues which rather succinctly explains his a tight take tastes he's recently recorded now by musing sounds from the space provided by nasa as his backing band aside from such gimmicks he's actually a rather good violinist. he's kind are we jaya is a musician who doesn't like to be pigeonholed musically or personally the berliner
with indonesian roots is an exceptional violinist who finds inspiration outside the world of classical music i collect a charismatic driven for him the music is all that matters. to me we make music to touch people to move them and to reach a point where we ourselves are so touched on stage that we can move others it doesn't work any other way. indonesia is kind are we jaya on from visits his parents' homeland appearances in commercials and t.v. shows have made him a real pop star here. back in cologne germany the giants' wide ranging repertoire is especially focused on the works of johann sebastian bach but he also plays covers from pop stars the main ingredient is always authenticity.
pieces speak to me and it doesn't matter to me which is genre they belong to me that's my goal in concert to break down this compartmentalisation people who come to my concerts should know everything is on offer. to jr began playing the violin when he was just. or. he later studied violin at berlin's university of the arts and soon began collaborating with world class conductors like us and been made to. recording demos for his next album which will incorporate a colorful mix of styles the musicians are experimenting with a piece by italian baroque composer pietro antonio look at. keep your eyes and ears open for
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a young girl. with a burning ambition. to become a conductor. every very curious child and i'm very excited and in love with music and i would go to concerts with my parents and always. mirren for being on stage with the musicians and being part of that magic it was a difficult trip the first girl says she was told to be cut to pieces but this girl had other ideas and one day she really did become a world famous jerk i'm looking to. start feb eighteenth d.w. .
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