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Bill Viola «Reverse Television»
Bill Viola, «Reverse Television», 1982
Videostill | © Bill Viola

Boston | United States | 24'

 Bill Viola
«Reverse Television»

The portraits were all of people from around the Boston area; all were shot in their own living room (or TV room). It was intended that these portraits would appear during programming breaks one at a time with no indication to the viewer of what they were. They were to appear often, so that a viewer who might not recognize what he or she saw once would gradually see more than one and become intrigued.

New Television Workshop, WGBH, Boston