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Bill Viola (b.1951) is internationally recognized as one of today’s leading media artists. His potent themes combine Eastern and Western art and spiritual traditions, highlighting universal human experiences—birth, death, and the unfolding of consciousness. As part of his exploration of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge over the past 35 years, Viola has pioneered video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, and flat-panel video pieces that envelop the viewer in image and sound environments. He developed his taste for exotic and earth-centered images and sounds during early experimental studies at Syracuse University and his time in Florence, Italy; Southeast Asia; and Japan. In 2005, Viola, his wife/collaborator Kira Perov, and their two sons journeyed from their home in Long Beach, California to Dharamsala, India to record a prayer blessing with the Dalai Lama.
Kathy Taslitz wants people to see themselves in her designs—literally. The Chicago-based designer’s debut collection of sculptural furniture, Pieces of Ourselves, employs a range of rich, weighty, and sometimes reflective materials which enable the viewer to interact with the pieces in a unique way.
MAGNI Home Collection’s “Jewel” side table is a structural, perfectly
balanced work of shimmering bronze and hand-cut glass. The airiness of the minimalist design plays beautifully against the substantial materials that comprise it. James Magni, the talent behind the exquisite piece, believes furniture is the ultimate fusion of architecture and sculpture.
Jumpstarting An Entertainment Revolution
Ben Silverman is aiming to boldly go where no media executive has gone before. Having left a two-year stint as NBC’s co-chair of entertainment, Silverman is looking beyond his roots as a successful television producer, show creator and high-powered international agent at William Morris and is in the process of creating a multi-dimensional “next generation” content company, building ideas for all distribution platforms.