Marco Brambilla


Materialization/De-Materialization slowly evolves from a random pattern of “digital ripples” gradually revealing themselves to be rings made up of formations of human silhouettes. Video samples of characters in the transporter room from the original Star Trek television series, where they are “De-materialized”, then teleported through space and “Re-materialized” at their destination, are used to create the abstract composition. Hundreds of characters are introduced as short motion loops; never fully revealed seemingly trapped in a perpetual state of transition and in a constant regenerating moment of flux.


Materialization/De-Materialization, 2013
High definition video
Color, sound
04:38 min., loop


Grand Manege, Moscow, Russia
Times Square Alliance, New York, NY
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO