Marco Brambilla

Civilization (Megaplex)


Hundreds of characters and scenes sampled from Hollywood cinema populate a vertical scroll depicting an endlessly ascending journey from hell to heaven. This religious-themed tableau contains three distinct visual environments offering a pop-culture reinvention of the volcanic landscape of Hades and the lofty clouds of Heaven.


Civilization (Megaplex), 2008
3D HD video, color, sound, 3:00s, loop

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Toronto City Hall Rotunda, Canada
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden