It’s been over a week and I’m still buzzing from seeing the awesome video/sound installation by Bill Viola titled The Tristan Project. I saw it at St Saviour’s Church here in Redfern. It’s an installation inspired by Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde. Thankfully the exhibition was extend by another week because I caught it on the second last night! I really had no idea what to expect when I turned up at the Church on Young Street after dark, but soon enough the sound projecting from the church was making my hair stand on end. What greeted me when I walked inside the dark church, can only be described as ‘brilliant’. I took a seat on one of the pews and proceeded to be taken on this trance like journey for 20 minutes, first the Fire Woman scene then Tristan’s Ascension. During that time I experienced almost every emotion my soul had to offer - seriously. The richly textured (and loud) soundscape married with the intense crisp visuals had me screaming for more. Because I lead such a commercial life, this kind of intense creative art was completely invigorating. Unfortunately the two scenes I saw are no longer showing, however you can still catch The Fall into Paradise scene at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 27 July. Go and see it immediately - be creative again!