Marco Brambilla Studio teams up with Futurecity as part of their on-going “Gallery Without Walls” programme in order to create and curate new public art interventions exploring extraordinary opportunities offered by his work with the multiple-dimension genres of moving image, film, video, 3-D projection, VR and AR.
The 5-year programme will support artist Brambilla’s curation of non-traditional exhibitions taking place in the public realm. It will also showcase major international artistic interventions inside the urban landscape of our cities.
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Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase No.2” is a rare case where an artist was inspired by a forerunner of technology (Eadweard Muybridge) for the subject of a painting.
By taking Duchamp's revolutionary painting back into the technological realm and adding the dimension of time, we complete the circle and pay homage to the deconstructed image using a wholly contemporary visual language.
True to the spirit of the original; Time itself warps and bends like the depiction of Cubist human figures in the figurative space of a painting. Through this abstraction of the human form, a cascading series of waves is created by the pattern of repeated motion, shape and colour with the use of machine learning and computer graphics to simulate the figures cascading down an unseen staircase in "Nude Descending a Staircase No.3"
THE MASTER BUILDER
COMMISSION FOR THE ROCKEFELLER GROUP
The Master Builder is a bas-relief mural inspired by those found adorning the entrances at Rockefeller plaza and presented as a moving tableau vivant. The slowly-scrolling video collage retells the Rockefeller legacy from the past into the present day and finally, the future - punctuated by iconic moments and monumental architecture ingrained in the historic fabric of Manhattan. The 2 minute film is a continuous “time-lapse” journey where the promise of the American dream is shaped into reality.
Anthropocene is a site-specific video installation exploring the relationship between Central Park and the surrounding metropolis. The dynamics between the natural and man-made are made visual using LiDAR technology to scan a path from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of Central Park. The installation consists of two intersecting video channels using the raw LiDAR data of the wholly man-made park and night-vision black and white views of its immediate surroundings.
LiDAR is a scanning technology used in archaeology and architecture to digitally map objects using reflected laser light an this is the first use of this technology in a video installation context.
The term Anthropocene describes the extent of influence human activities have had on Earth’s ecosystems.
Three-channel video installation, 8:03s
Apollo XVIII is a multi-channel video installation which interprets man’s relationship to space exploration and presents an imagined mission to the moon; a mission born in the virtual age.
During March 2015, Times Square was transformed into a virtual launchpad as Apollo XVIII played across dozens of electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight. In collaboration with NASA, footage was filmed at Cape Canaveral, combined with Hubble imagery, rare material from the NASA archives and original computer-generated imagery to fabricate the fictitious mission.
Combining iconic moments from past and present with the wholly synthetic, Apollo XVIII presented a new collective viewing experience, calling into question the nature of fact and fiction, reality versus perception and context.
Dual-screen video tile display in custom enclosure, 4K UHD, color, sound, 2:30s, loop
TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
MCCABE FINE ART
HOUSTON MUSEUM OFART
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FRONTIER
PARK CITY, UTAH
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BROAD ART MUSEUM
SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART
ST. LOUIS MUSEUM OF ART
BASS MUSEUM OF ART
Constellation is a kinetic video sculpture based on an original shape derived from Fibonacci numbers and golden sections found in nature. The resulting computer-generated video sculpture appears as a free-standing spherical projection in constant motion at the center of the installation. The sphere is surrounded by a tryptic of projections showing variations of the Fibonacci sculpture now replicated many times in space further expanding on the concept of infinite multiplication of fractals shape and form.
High def. video projection, sound, 2:30s, loop
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA