Johnny Depp: A Voom Portrait by Robert Wilson

The New York Times has described Robert Wilson, the avant-garde artist, as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of time and space onstage.” Known for breaking conventions and weaving together sound, images and text in evocative ways, Wilson created a series of “Voom” portraits in 2007. As he explains in this interview (listen here), the Voom series reinvents the portrait by presenting figures (including many celebrities) in high-def video rather than the traditional still image. And although the figures remain still (per the convention), there’s nonetheless a certain life and motion to them. Above, we feature the Voom portrait of actor Johnny Depp. Metafilter gives you links to 12 others.

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