03.27.2007 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
HD portraits exhibit puts celebrities on plasma

VOOM PORTRAITS by ROBERT WILSON, a series of more than 30 HD video portraits created by one of the most influential contemporary innovators in theater, art and design, recently began a world tour that will bring Wilson's creations to leading museums, galleries and public art spaces.

For the launch at New York's Phillips de Pury and Paula Cooper galleries, the HD portraits were exhibited on more than 50 Panasonic professional HD plasma displays. For the tour's second leg at the Ace Gallery Los Angeles through April 21, three 103in Panasonic HD plasmas were added.

The HD portraits, which run in infinite loops and feature individual soundtracks, capture celebrity subjects such as Brad Pitt, Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, Monaco's HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Downey, Jr., Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, Isabella Rossellini, Steve Buscemi and Alan Cumming. Subjects also include ordinary people and animals. The three 103in plasmas are being used for the portraits of Pitt, Jeanne Moreau and a tight close-up on the face of a Briard dog.

VOOM PORTRAITS by ROBERT WILSON is an ongoing project commissioned and produced by VOOM HD Networks. Working with the Wilson team to mount the show, VOOM HD Networks purchased 32 1080p TH-65PF9UK 65in and 22 TH-42PH9UK 42in HD Panasonic plasma displays to support VOOM PORTRAITS by ROBERT WILSON.

To learn more about how the HD portraits were created for the exhibit, see "HD takes still life to next level for artist Robert Wilson."

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

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