VisionIntoArt, “always intriguing and frequently beguiling”, is a multimedia production company that “facilitates flamboyant, confounding and enticing collaborations” (New York Times). VIA creates and commissions works that involve various disciplines, presented around the world for the general audience, and forged from the most exciting emerging and established artists living today as well as interdisciplinary experts including scientists and conservationists. We are a one-stop-shop for artists in many disciplines – we incubate, produce, and disseminate.
Our vision is to create innovative artistic works which bridge impact, community building and scientific inquiry, with the belief that collaboration sustains artistic innovation and promotes a healthier society.
Since Paola Prestini co-founded the company in 1999 at the Juilliard School, VIA has created and performed over twenty five original works as well as many album releases through their self titled record label. VIA was started by a team of artists at Juilliard in 1999 that included composers Paola Prestini, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Nico Muhly, pianist Stephen Gosling, and conductor Paul Haas. In 2006, dreams parted ways, and the last VIA productions and its touring years were directed by Paola Prestini, with a brief hiatus in 2015 while Prestini co-founded the arts incubator and micro-institution, National Sawdust.
These photos document the early years of VIA from 1998 onwards.
Photo credits: Jill Steinberg