Billed, “A unique communal work, a living portrait of the man in black,” The Johnny Cash Project is utilizing crowdsourcing to create a constantly evolving portrait of the man in black in the form of a video for “Aint No Grave” based on drawings submitted by fans.
The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project, and we would love for you to participate. Through this website, we invite you to share your vision of Johnny Cash, as he lives on in your mind’s eye. Working with a single image as a template, and using a custom drawing tool, you’ll create a unique and personal portrait of Johnny. Your work will then be combined with art from participants around the world, and integrated into a collective whole: a music video for “Ain’t No Grave“, rising from a sea of one-of-a-kind portraits.z
Strung together and played in sequence over the song, the portraits will create a moving, ever evolving homage to this beloved musical icon. What’s more, as new people discover and contribute to the project, this living portrait will continue to transform and grow, so it’s virtually never the same video twice. (Johnny Cash Project)
- Johnny Cash and the future of crowdsourced videos (guardian.co.uk)
- Crowd-Sourced Johnny Cash Music Video Is a Work of Digital Art (mashable.com)
- Johnny Cash remembered in crowd-sourced video (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Johnny Cash remembered, one brushstroke at a time (theglobeandmail.com)