Bill Viola_The Greeting_1995
Inspired by The Visitation (Pontormo, 1528-1529), The Greeting is a video image sequence involving the interactions between three women. In an industrial urban landscape, two women are engaged in conversation when they are interrupted by the arrival of a third woman. The new woman greets the older of the two, apparently her friend, while ignoring the other. She then whispers a message in her friend’s ear, further isolating the other woman. With an underlying awkwardness, introductions are made and pleasantries exchanged between the three.
Museum Ludwig, Cologne