theory


Who recognizes his limitations is healthy;
Who ignores his limitations is sick.
The sage recognizes this sickness as a limitation.
And so becomes immune.


“I don’t have any ideas myself; I have a vacant mind, in order to do exactly what the inspiration calls for… Art is responded to with emotion… art is not intellectual at all. … I guess I am rather extreme. I think we don’t deserve any credit. The inspiration comes to me and tells me exactly what to do… I gave up all of theory… so that leaves me with a clear mind. … An empty mind, so when something comes into it, you can see it… “

“Digital computers and software technologies are holistic; they think in terms of whole structures.”

Video 80(5):36-41. 1982. Bill Viola, Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House, pg. 101. Editor. Robert Violette. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995.