PLANTA opens a major installation by Bill Viola in June

PLANTA unveils its first permanent installation, Ocean Without a Shore, by the world-renowned video artist, Bill Viola.

Ocean Without a Shore comes to Spain for the first time and is presented to the public 6 June at PLANTA. Composed of three high-definition vertical screens placed on altars, the video sequences depict a series of individual encounters in the intersection between life and death.

The work was originally created for the Church of San Gallo, on exhibit during the 2007 Venice Biennale, and since then is has not been shown in Europe. Now, Ocean Without a Shore is permanently installed at PLANTA, uniquely situated as one of Sorigué Foundation’s innovative projects that combines the future vision of the business group with its desire to give back to the community.

PLANTA, located in an active industrial estate in Balaguer, Lleida, opened its doors to the public in 2017 with the monumental Double Bind installation by Juan Muñoz, on loan from the artist’s estate for five years.

Bill Viola’s Ocean Without a Shore, installed in a fully refurbished pavilion that has been rebuilt with materials from Sorigué’s own quarry, is the first in a series of spaces that will house works by artists such as William Kentridge, Wim Wenders, and Chiharu Shiota.