United States of America born 1951
Chott el Djerid (A portrait in light and heat)
1979 Title Notes: Master tape. Not to be used. Display copies for exhibition and study purposes are IRNs 149339, 149340, and 153270. If required for loan, the status must be checked.
Creation Notes: In May of 1979 Viola took his video camera to Chott el-Djerid to record these mirages. He describes his experiences: "You see things which literally are not there. Trees and sand dunes float off the ground, the edges of mountains and buildings ripple and vibrate, colour and form blend into one shimmering dance - it was like being in someone else's dream."
Materials & Technique: audiovisual, multimedia, video (colour, mono sound, 28 minutes) Support: Digital Betacam (PAL format) video cassette