Robert "Bob" Wilson (born 4 October 1941, Waco, Texas) is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright. He have his own photographer, Julian Mommert who take behind the scences pictures for him.
It was revealed on July 12, 2013 that he would be collaborating with Gaga as part of her upcoming ARTPOP project with footage shown during artRave on November 10, 2013. The first collaboration announced was a video portrait of her.
Work with Lady Gaga
Robert Wilson designed the set for Gaga's performance of "e 2013 [[MTV Video Music Awa" at the 2013 lso in charge of the light.He was also in charge of the lightning for the show.
Original case study
- Title: Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière d'après Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (2013)
- Interpretation of “Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière” by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1806) as a slowly shifting 6 minutes video loop. In the video, Gaga is seen almost still and at some point, closing her eyes.
- Title: Variations d'après la Tête de saint Jean-Baptiste de Solario (2013)
- Variation of "Testa di Giovanni Battista" (The Head of Saint John the Baptist on a Charger) by Andrea Solario from 1507. A total of 14 looped videos ("steps") were made of Gaga's face superimposed over the painting by Solario.
- "La Mort de Marat" (The Death of Marat) by Jacques-Louis David (1793). For the exhibition, the frame was located on the first floor of the Denon wing. A recording of Gaga reading a few sentences in a loop.
During a radio interview, Gaga explained that she spent more than 48 hours with Robert Wilson reacting famous painting for his exhibit "Living Rooms" at The Louvre in France. From these sessions, he picked 24 photographs for the exhibition. The full shoot include:
- "Testa di Giovanni Battista" (The Head of Saint John the Baptist on a Charger) by Andrea Solario from 1507.
- "Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière” (Miss Caroline Rivière) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres from 1806.
- "La Mort de Marat (The Death of Marat)" by Jacques-Louis David from 1793.
- "Flying": a video loop of Gaga hanging upside down wearing a bondage outfit.
Along with the photographs, a 50 minutes video is being shown at the exhibit as a "work in progress". Video footage of the "Testa di Giovanni Battista" set was shown during the artRave on November 10, 2013.
Gaga explained to Miranda Sawyer during an interview that she had her own idea of a living picture. This involved her wearing a bondage outfit and hanging upside down. “I told him I wanted to do something that was a tribute to the tortured soul of the artist that ends in suicide,” she explained to Sawyer.
November 11, 2013 - February 17, 2014: Living Rooms
At Musée du Louvre in Paris.
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