Marco Brambilla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marco Brambilla (born 1960, Milan, Italy) is an Italian-born Canadian artist and filmmaker who works in the United States. Educated at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, where he studied film, he first worked in commercials and feature films, directing the successful 1993 science fiction film Demolition Man. In 1998 he shifted focus to video and photography projects, and has since exhibited works in private and public collections, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, "Cyclorama" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and "HalfLife" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, His commissions include "Superstar" for the "59th Minute" series in Times Square in 1999, and "Arcadia" for "Massless Medium: Explorations in Sensory Immersion" at Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage in 2001, both for New York public arts organization Creative Time. His installation, "Cathedral" was showcased during the Toronto International Film Festival 2008 and his latest work "Civilization" will be a permanent installation at the Standard Hotel in New York when it opens in 2009. Transit, a collection of photographs Brambilla took in and around national and international airports, was published by Booth-Clibborn Editions in 2000. Brambilla currently lives and works between New York and Los Angeles. Description above from the Wikipedia article Marco Brambilla, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Demolition Man (1993)

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Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Excess Baggage (1997)

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jack Thompson

Evolution Megaplex (2012)

The history of humankind is illustrated as a vast side-scrolling video mural depicting the spectacle of human conflict across time through the lens of cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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The history of humankind is illustrated as a vast side-scrolling video mural depicting the spectacle of human conflict across time through the lens of cinema.  (more)

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Ghost (2009)

Set against a stark, monochromatic background with a hairless Poly as the centerpiece, the video gives you an unsettling feeling that something disturbing is stirring beneath her initial placidity. Poly then takes us through a range of emotions of what can only be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Natasha Poly

Set against a stark, monochromatic background with a hairless Poly as the centerpiece, the video gives you an unsettling feeling that something disturbing is stirring beneath her initial placidity. Poly then takes us through a range of emotions of what can only be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Natasha Poly

Cathedral (2008)

Cathedral was filmed at the Toronto Eaton Centre mega mall during the Christmas shopping season. Here is consumerism as spectacle: Throngs of shoppers circulate in slow motion, in superimposed and multi-layered images that transform the mall into a kaleidoscopic, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Cathedral was filmed at the Toronto Eaton Centre mega mall during the Christmas shopping season. Here is consumerism as spectacle: Throngs of shoppers circulate in slow motion, in superimposed and multi-layered images that transform the mall into a kaleidoscopic, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Civilization (2008)

Civilization is a multi-layered tableau of interconnecting images that illustrates a contemporary, satirical take on the concepts of eternal punishment and celestial reward. More than 300 individual channels of looped video are blended into an expansive landscape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Civilization is a multi-layered tableau of interconnecting images that illustrates a contemporary, satirical take on the concepts of eternal punishment and celestial reward. More than 300 individual channels of looped video are blended into an expansive landscape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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HalfLife (Surveillance Channel) (2002)

The multi-channel video installation HalfLife juxtaposes surveillance footage of video gamers in cyber-cafés playing the popular video game, ‘Counter-Strike’, with a live video feed of the game they are playing. The surveillance channel shows their expressions from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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The multi-channel video installation HalfLife juxtaposes surveillance footage of video gamers in cyber-cafés playing the popular video game, ‘Counter-Strike’, with a live video feed of the game they are playing. The surveillance channel shows their expressions from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Sequel (2001)

Film footage of Sylvester Stallone in Brambilla's 1993 debut feature-film, Demolition Man, is re-photographed through the gate of a 35mm projector and presented as the Sequel. The movement of the film gradually begins to slow until the light from the projector lamp ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Film footage of Sylvester Stallone in Brambilla's 1993 debut feature-film, Demolition Man, is re-photographed through the gate of a 35mm projector and presented as the Sequel. The movement of the film gradually begins to slow until the light from the projector lamp ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Wall of Death (2001)

In the carnival act “Wall of Death,” first performed in the 1930s, a motorcyclist rides around the inside of a wooden drum, maintaining a delicate state of equilibrium between centrifugal force and gravity. The video is made up of a series of motion loops that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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In the carnival act “Wall of Death,” first performed in the 1930s, a motorcyclist rides around the inside of a wooden drum, maintaining a delicate state of equilibrium between centrifugal force and gravity. The video is made up of a series of motion loops that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Superstar (1999)

Inspired by Yves Klein’s Leap into the Void (1960), Superstar was commissioned by Creative Time to be presented on the Jumbotron screen in Times Square, New York City. The subject appears perpetually frozen in time while the document of the moment itself slowly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Inspired by Yves Klein’s Leap into the Void (1960), Superstar was commissioned by Creative Time to be presented on the Jumbotron screen in Times Square, New York City. The subject appears perpetually frozen in time while the document of the moment itself slowly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Approach (1999)

Filmed at John F. Kennedy Airport, Approach catches passengers arriving from long-haul flights as they enter the terminal looking for contact with someone familiar. The footage was shot on camcorders equipped with telephoto lenses and the footage is slowed down to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Filmed at John F. Kennedy Airport, Approach catches passengers arriving from long-haul flights as they enter the terminal looking for contact with someone familiar. The footage was shot on camcorders equipped with telephoto lenses and the footage is slowed down to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Gateway (1999)

Shot from the point of view of a passenger aircraft, Getaway begins with an aerial view of a generic industrial district and ends with a landing on the main runway at Los Angeles’s LAX airport. The video is presented on a small LCD screen in a plastic setting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Shot from the point of view of a passenger aircraft, Getaway begins with an aerial view of a generic industrial district and ends with a landing on the main runway at Los Angeles’s LAX airport. The video is presented on a small LCD screen in a plastic setting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Cyclorama (1999)

Filmed in 35mm at nine revolving restaurants across North America—including ones in Seattle, Las Vegas, St. Louis, and New York—Cyclorama presents nine panoramas side by side in a cylindrical enclosure that mimics the restaurants’ architecture, creating the sense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Filmed in 35mm at nine revolving restaurants across North America—including ones in Seattle, Las Vegas, St. Louis, and New York—Cyclorama presents nine panoramas side by side in a cylindrical enclosure that mimics the restaurants’ architecture, creating the sense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Sea of Tranquility (2006)

In this computer-generated “time-lapse study” of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, the Eagle spacecraft and the American flag planted alongside are shown as they slowly disintegrate. Beginning with the original image transmitted on television, the video compresses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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In this computer-generated “time-lapse study” of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, the Eagle spacecraft and the American flag planted alongside are shown as they slowly disintegrate. Beginning with the original image transmitted on television, the video compresses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Sync (2006)

'Sync' is made up of sampled images from sex scenes in mainstream and adult films. The formulaic and often derivative nature of the way this subject is interpreted in cinema is emphasised, creating a strong subliminal impression which gradually builds to a state of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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'Sync' is made up of sampled images from sex scenes in mainstream and adult films. The formulaic and often derivative nature of the way this subject is interpreted in cinema is emphasised, creating a strong subliminal impression which gradually builds to a state of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Destricted (2006)

A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé  •  Marina Abramović  •  Sam Taylor-Johnson  •  Larry Clark  •  Matthew Barney  •  Marco Brambilla  •  Marilyn Minter  •  Cecily Brown  •  Richard H. Prince  •  Sante D'Orazio  •  Tunga
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A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé  •  Marina Abramović  •  Sam Taylor-Johnson  •  Larry Clark  •  Matthew Barney  •  Marco Brambilla  •  Marilyn Minter  •  Cecily Brown  •  Richard H. Prince  •  Sante D'Orazio  •  Tunga
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The Four Temperaments (2020)

The work follows Greek philosopher Galen’s classification of four personality dispositions—sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic. In the film, Blanchett is seen playing four characters, each representing one of the temperaments. Denoted by color, we see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Cate Blanchett

The work follows Greek philosopher Galen’s classification of four personality dispositions—sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic. In the film, Blanchett is seen playing four characters, each representing one of the temperaments. Denoted by color, we see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Cate Blanchett

Power (2010)

Video set to Kanye West's 'Power'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Kanye West  •  Irina Shayk  •  Jessica White  •  Diandra Forrest

Video set to Kanye West's 'Power'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Kanye West  •  Irina Shayk  •  Jessica White  •  Diandra Forrest

Nude Descending A Staircase No. 3 (2019)

3-channel high-definition video installation  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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3-channel high-definition video installation  (more)

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Pelleas et Melisande (2019)

Work by artist Marco Brambilla.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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Work by artist Marco Brambilla.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
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