Gaze and gesture: the power of moving portraits

An Adelaide-exclusive exhibition of Robert Wilson’s video portraits explores the movement that lies in stillness.

Robert Wilson: Moving Portraits presents a collection of remarkable video portraits by the celebrated New York artist, designer, and director Robert Wilson.

Acclaimed as a radical and innovative creative force in theatre and opera, he currently has multiple works in production the world over. From a play that lasts for seven days to a 12-hour silent opera, Wilson is renowned for challenging creative norms and blurring the boundaries between forms and genres. In 1990, Wilson established the legendary Watermill Center on Long Island just outside New York. It is described as ‘a laboratory for the arts and humanities providing a global community the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire’. Artists in any discipline can apply for a year-long residency at Watermill.

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Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.