For Sleepless Night Miami Beach (Sat. Nov. 5, 2011) the Bass Museum of Art featured video mural "Civilization" by Italian-born Canadian artist Marco Brambilla. Here is a video of a 10 minute portion of the
Q&A with the artist led by Knight Curatorial Fellow, Kristin Korolowicz.
Marco Brambilla’s "Civilization" (Megaplex) depicts a metaphysical journey from hell to heaven as represented by computer-altered found footage sampled from films both mainstream and obscure. "Civilization" (Megaplex) is an epic video mural containing 300 individual channels of looped video blended into a multi-layered seamless tableau of interconnecting images that illustrate a contemporary and often satirical take on the concepts of heaven and hell.
Brambilla is an Italian-born Canadian artist and filmmaker who currently lives and works between New York and Los Angeles. Known for his early success with the 1993 science fiction film Demolition Man, the artist shifted from commercial work to video and photography projects and has since exhibited his art world-wide including the Guggenheim Museum, NY; SF MOMA; New Museum, NY and others. Brambilla is represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
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