Songs of Innocence

1976, 9:34 min, color, sound

Songs of Innocence, which directly references the visionary Romanticism of William Blake, is haunted with symbolic transformations, as shifting light is charted through the passage of a day. Images of children singing on a school lawn dissolve and reappear, hovering at the edge of perception, illusion and reality, evoking what Viola terms "a visual relationship between memory, the setting of the sun, and death."

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1976, 33 min, color, sound