Marco Brambilla
 

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE 

 
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This production of Debussy’s only opera presents a new concept of abstract staging where the entire scene is formed by a concave mirror creating the impression of being inside a silver eye ball. In the center of the mirrored ‘retina’ is a suspended ‘iris’ projection surface 7-meters in diameter. The screen acts as a portal into the subconscious of the characters and the actions unfolding onstage, this narrative is told using a reinvention of the cosmos. Celestial imagery is manipulated into a surrealist composition which takes the viewer on a metaphysical journey into the subconscious; a psychological ‘portal’ of loneliness, violence, drama, resolution and death. 

 

PERFORMANCES 

OPERA VLAANDERLEN, ANTWERP 

GRAND THEATRE DE GENEVE, GENEVA 

GRAND THEATRE DE LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG 

LA FENICE, VENICE 

OPERA DE STRASBOURG, STRASBOURG 

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CRYSTAL 

OBSERVATORY 

 
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COMMISSION FOR WoS / HUDSON YARDS 

Crystal Observatory is a journey through the inside of an impossibly intricate crystalline structure that is constantly in flux. The unique properties of a crystal and its capacity for infinite reflections and refractions are visualized using a state-of-the-art computer graphic simulation. 

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ECHO

 
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COMMISSION FOR EXTELL / ONE 57 

An impressionistic portrait of New York’s Central Park. For this video installation over 200 Lidar scans were taken to create a detailed depiction of the park down to each leaf on a tree. The ultra-high definition video is a permanent installation in the lobby of Manhattan’s tallest building on Central Park, One 57. 

Single-channel video installation, UHD video with sound, 15m loop. 

 
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POWER

 
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POWER shows a continuous camera move from extreme close-up of Mr. West revealing an a neoclassical video tableau showing characters and creatures surrounding him in an abstract environment moving in extreme slow motion. 

Inspired by Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the piece depicts a faux historical moment – an empire on the brink of collapse from its own excess, decadence and corruption. 

Single-channel video, color, sound 1:15s 

 
 
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SCREENINGS

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK