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Bill Viola: Anthem (1983)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4070064&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FViola-Bill_Anthem.flv] The Anthem, in Israeli religion, is a chorus sung, repetitively, between each verse of a psalm. The piece centers on a single piercing scream and on the extension of this scream by a little girl eleven years old under the engine shed at Union Railroad Station in Los Angeles. This initial cry, which only lasts [...]
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Atheist Damien Hirst to display oil paintings in St Paul's

Damien Hirst has already portrayed cows being crucified. Now he is to take a more conventional approach to religious art, emulating the old masters by painting two 20ft-high religious works for display in St Paul’s Cathedral. The pictures are intended to be placed on two columns directly below the main dome. They will be on display [...]
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