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black and white shots of glaciers reveal the effects of climate change on his native switzerland. violinist. is astounding audiences with his tastes from bach to the blues and beyond. but first stop just back from london i'm joined by my colleague adrian kennedy the show bill viola. life death opened the weekend adrian this is a rather surprising pairing it's not yet video what were they thinking the curator is a keen to stress 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 it should even be in the same room as the greats. ok everybody knows michelangelo we don't have to explain him but can you give us
a quick rundown of building where he's not he's the most famous video in the world he's famous for works like this they often feature water and outre slow 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 are quotes because of resonances in the treatment of the fundamental questions the nature of being a transience of life and the search for a great meaning beyond. very deep meaning for we're going to get your verdict on the show. but first you were filming in london of course so to paraphrase. let's see if video kills the renaissance. star. arts
mashup of the royal academy of arts american video artist bill viola me in trying to heavyweight champion of the art world michelangelo farrelly it's not a face off between the artist but rather an exploration of common for the. 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 goosebumps also seeing. the show kind of gradually being born and. you know these rooms have nothing in them and simply you turn them on it's kind of overwhelming and it can bring you to tears. this is certainly true of viola's notes triptych featuring
the artist's only dying mother and the bloody joy of. 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 make lunch close troy's. existing the show one or other of the oldest most visceral works towers above you it could be heaven. or it could be hell. which is pretty
much what the critics the witch to. the critics very much divided but what about you what did you think you. meant stray i thought a lot of 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 and 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 works that puts you kind of ringside at the birth of a baby and also at the bedside of a dying woman now if you churn a way from that it's. the other word you see the truly remarkable day.
you could still see a sound of birth and death coming from behind contemplating a world works it's all of the. life itself this is the virgin mary in the baby jesus babies were 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 for the absolute i think this is one small problem with the show on one level it's major retrospective appeal viola's. but in order to appreciate his works they unfold very slowly and in order to. all of 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 perhaps points out that viola also had a near drowning experience at the age of six that might explain the his obsession with. obsession with find with they live it's pretty you are kind of dipping into these works and you should really be spending a lot more time with them so. that 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 to that sites than some of the critics and that show their own 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 meet people understand the gravity of the situation. and it has declared to be that when i show these images i confront the fuehrer with humanity's march to progress which is actually quite. suicidal each year ten or
fifteen percent more growth more using up more resources that we have to say star enough. shots has taken just three shots promote. 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 documents the images of the image directing the eye to the center of the picture to the essential elements. white photography allows you to see a photo and recognize certain things in it 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 seen it moving
on. special tarpaulins meant to slow the glaciers melting resemble the aerial shrouds. images are moving hopefully they will move us to action. music and it's can know we john is being held in the press as one to watch in the next years the berlin based violinist first album was cold balkan blues which rather succinctly explains his eclectic tastes he's recently recorded now by musing sounds from outer space provided by nasa as his backing band aside from such gimmicks he's actually a rather good violinist. these kind are we jaya is a musician who doesn't like to be pigeonholed. musically 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 candour which often visits his parents' homeland appearances in commercials and t.v. shows have made him a real pop star here. back in cologne germany the giant wide ranging repertoire is especially focused on the works of your hands a bust and bust but he also plays covers from pop stars the main ingredient is always authenticity.
to speak to me and it doesn't matter to me which is where they belong to me that's my goal in concert to break down this compartmentalisation or that people who come to my concerts should know everything's on offer it's. a early jiah began playing the violin when he was just four. he later study violin at berlin's university of the arts and soon began collaborating with world class conductors like. 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 to. keep your eyes and ears open for a violinist. we giant cyclone maverick. he
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