Friday, March 23, 2012

Robert Wilson's 70th

On the special occasion of Robert Wilson's 70th birthday, last October the multitalented often underapperiated artist generated a flurry of activity. His Threepenny Opera was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the same month his hyperreal video ptrait of the famous dancer Roberto Bolle debuted at New Yorks's Center548 last winter. There was a show at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York devoted to Wilson’s performance pieces at his loft between 1967 and 1975, and a new film about the artist by Sacha Goldman, Rememberemember. Wilson’s Waco-Watermill- World, recently premiered at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Also helping to sum up this complicated man is his book Rober Wilson Within.In the book, Dutch fashion team Viktor & Rolf presents a tiny Wilsonian allegory about the subtle communication between an introverted frog and some water lilies that conspire to dance for him, “swaying their stems to a sudden gust of wind” and shivering “rhythmically to the sound of a sudden rain shower.” Watching this performance, “the frog smiled. How could they have guessed his thoughts?”

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