By: Grace M. Castro
Art has the ability to transform in meaning. Past and present day human experiences shape perceptions and the way we see things individually. Art can mean something completely different to one person than it does to another. When artists like Bill Viola, a leading pioneer and practitioner of video art, places human and “spiritual isolation” on display, what you witness hits deep. In Liber Insularum, an exhibit currently at MOCA North Miami, most of the nine videos take form in an isolated dark room. When you enter, it’s just you, the art, and your individual experience. The genius is the extreme and eerie slow motion rhythm of each installation. Powerful enough it pulls you in, emotions are stirred, and time is completely lost, if you’re open to it.
Currently on exhibit at MOCA, until March 3, 2013, I recommend you check it out when you can experience it alone and have extra time to spare. It will be well worth it.