Martyrs (Earth, air, fire and water)

Martyrs seen from the South Quire Aisle

This is a work comprised of four parallel videos in which four individuals are subjected to a physical onslaught of earth, air, fire and water respectively. The silent loop of 7 minutes takes us from moments of anticipation through to the full subjugation of the body.

Artist: Bill Viola and Kira Pirov

Date: 2014

Dimensions: 338 x 140 x 10cms

Artwork Type: Installation

Commissioned: Dean and Chapter of St Paul's

Location: St Paul's Cathedral

Setting: South quire aisle

Permanent display: Yes