Saturday, September 17, 2016

Marco Brambilla's "Civilization (Hell and Heaven)" on Sedition

Civilization (Hell and Heaven)
Civilization (Hell and Heaven) is the first still image released from the Megaplex series by Marco Brambilla. The high-resolution digital edition produced exclusively for Sedition derives from Civilization (Megaplex), a video work from the series. In the Megaplex triptych, Brambilla collages imagery from movies, using an elaborate visual language to create new symbolic relationships which comment on capitalist culture. The work both celebrates and satirizes the Hollywood blockbuster version of human history as epic entertainment, while the Bosch-like attention to detail presents myriad micro-narratives which are both familiar and unfamiliar. [link]