Viola, often dubbed the godfather of video art, visualises the universal experiences of life: birth, death, and the many transformations in between. Showing things in their pure essence, most of his videos don’t involve much more than a person, maybe a few objects, and a background that doesn’t detract from the abstract message that’s being delivered wordlessly. They are the experiences that we cannot physically see made visible. Whether that is because the video is set at a speed so slow we could never physically perceive it or because the original experience is not a concrete or visual one. The sounds and the visuals are perfectly geared to each other, and the darkness of the space in which they’re played takes your attention away from anything else that could distract in the room.