During the Klara Festival, BOZAR will be presenting the video installation Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr & Water Martyr (2014) by the American video artist Bill Viola, at the Cathedrals of St Michael and St Gudula in Brussels. Last year the work was presented at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. On four plasma screens you watch as four martyrs are exposed to the invincible forces of nature. The video ends with a blinding light that shines on the four dead martyrs. This represents their arrival in the hereafter. Viola wants to give the public a visual pause for reflection on subjects such as death, the hereafter, compassion and sacrifice. The work expresses his great admiration for the celebrated masters of painting. At the same time, he tells a story about major human emotions.