'Surrender' is the first work by Viola to enter the Scottish National Modern One's collection. It is a key work from a group of videos known collectively as 'The Passions', which explore extremes of emotion. The theme of 'Surrender' is grief. The two figures break down into uncontrollable tears, gradually lowering their heads until their faces touch the water. But then our image of them becomes distorted and breaks up. In surprise, we realise that what we have been watching all along are reflections not substances. The work is silent and is shown on a pair of plasma screens that sit flat on the wall like a moving painting.