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Bill Viola In Conversation with David Ross at Syracuse University
Inaugural Events for the The Urban Video Project at the Everson Museum of Art

The Everson Museum of Art celebrates its inaugural exhibition as the first permanent site for the Urban Video Project with a panel discussion between David Ross and Bill Viola. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30pm Oct. 14 in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium, followed by a reception on the plaza and a viewing of The Quintet of the Astonished.On Oct. 14, former Syracuse University classmates David Ross and Bill Viola - the curator and the artist - will meet for a public conversation at the Everson Museum of Art. This special event will mark the launch of the Everson as a permanent site for The Urban Video Project, with the north face of the museum serving as the screen for a variety of rotating art installations.

Viola's Quintet of the Astonished will be the Everson's inaugural UVP projection. The video, which was completed in 2000, captures the changing facial expressions and movement of five actors in extreme slow motion. It reveals Viola's interest in Old Master paintings and draws on their powerful ability to communicate emotion.

"Bill Viola in Conversation with David Ross" is a collaborative program of Syracuse University, Light Work, The Urban Video Project and the Everson Museum of Art. It will take place on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30pm in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium, followed by a reception on the plaza and a viewing of The Quintet of the Astonished.

The Urban Video Project runs Thursdays through Sundays, from dusk to 11pm. Viola's The Quintet of the Astonished will be on view through October 31, 2010.

For more information on the Urban Video Project, please visit The Urban Video Project For more information on the Everson Museum of art, please visit The Everson Museum of Art