4K Video Projects and Exhibit

bso_hall.jpgOver the last couple of years I have created four video pieces in 4K resolution for large-scale projection. One is an outgrowth of the commission I did for the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its Boston Pops mode (see photo at left). I was asked to produce a montage of my landscape images to be projected on a forty-five foot screen above the orchestra during two live performances in Boston Symphony Hall. The music was Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”. The new thirteen minute video is edited to the lyrical Largo, or slow movement, of the Dvorak symphony. It expands the Boston montage to include new work—107 images in all. The project is created in 4K resolution to take advantage of the remarkable detail captured in my 4″x5″ film transparencies. 4K is the standard for digital projection of feature films in commercial cinemas. The resolution is roughly four times greater than that of full high definition television.

The other three video projects are short pieces (three to four minutes each) that grow out of my non-figurative, camera-based work as well as a series of original paintings. They have music tracks by twentieth century composers Bela Bartok, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Arvo Pärt that are synced to and reinforce the visual imagery.

The four-video series will anchor an exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art that opens in late 2019. The show will be installed in two galleries—a darkened room with a ten-foot screen and sound system for the video pieces, and a conventional space featuring framed landscape photographs and camera-based works on the wall.

Forefront Documentary

ForefrontWatch this public affairs program profiling Robert Turner and his work. Produced by Cox Comm. Channel 4, San Diego.

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Robert Turner's Visual DiaryA behind the scenes Visual Diary of Robert Turner's work.

Boston Pops Commission

Boston PopsA montage of photos was projected behind the orchestra in Boston Symphony Hall during the Boston Pops 2007 Spring Season.

“Alpenglow” in Thread

Camera-Based Art

Bob has embarked on a new body of work outside the landscape genre. The first images in the series can be seen here.

Audio Commentaries

Audio CommentariesAn audio guide to five photographs.