Nude Descending a Staircase No.3 moves the iconic Duchamp painting (Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2) into the dimension of time.
The illusion of movement in the painting is explored as layers of figures collaged onto a panoramic digital canvas constantly reconfigure themselves to cascade down an unseen stairway.
The figures, shapes and color palette are pure cubism, now expanded into three dimensions using state-of-the-art machine- learning technology. The original 1912 “Nude Descending a Staircase No.2” is a rare case where an artist originally drew from a “new” technology (Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic time-studies) as an inspiration for a painting.
By taking the original Duchamp painting back into the technological realm and adding the dimension of time, Brambilla completes the circle and pays homage to the deconstructed image using a wholly contemporary visual language.
THE MASTER BUILDER
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, COMMISSIONED BY ROCKEFELLER GROUP 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 FILM IS A CONTINUOUS “TIME-LAPSE” JOURNEY WHERE THE PROMISE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IS SHAPED INTO REALITY.
SINGLE-CHANNEL 3D VIDEO, COLOR, SOUND, 02:00M, LOOP.
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.
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
Megaplex explores a form of collage that invents a cinematic language of sampling.
The resulting work is a video triptych depicting epic historical narratives inspired by the detailed imagery of Breughel and Bosch.
The hyper-saturated tableaus test the limits of visual overload, looping and interlacing in a way that confounds the temporal parameters of the moving image. The three works speak the language of modern-day cinema and pop culture, while both celebrating and satirizing the Hollywood blockbuster.
Single-channel 3D video, color, sound, 03:10m, loop
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