Here’s a photo project so profound that it might make you weep (you might also cry for other reasons). Artist Will Vincent has a project titled “Two Thousand, One Hundred and Ninety One.” His artist statement is a single sentence: “Every day for six years I took a photo of myself with the lense cap on.”
Here’s a selection of some of the better photographs in the series:
So basically, Vincent is like Noah Kalina meets John Cage.
American composer and music theorist John Cage is most famous for his 1952 piece, 4′33″. Here’s a performance of that piece (this video has nearly 3 million views on YouTube, and plenty of “dislikes.”):
Vincent has some other things to say about Two Thousand, One Hundred and Ninety One:
An extended visual musing on: The fleetingness of existence. The sheer futility of human endeavour. The extent to which internet meme culture pervades modern life. Being a forgetful bastard.
Making: One camera, one tripod, one man.
Thankfully, all the “photographs” on Vincent’s website are copies of a single GIF image, meaning this isn’t a project he literally carried out. That would have been… depressing.
Update: Wikipedia has an entire list of songs that consist mostly or entirely of silence.
Image credits: Photographs by Will Vincent