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MARCO BRAMBILLA – Civilization

all that glitter is gold…

Marco Brambilla: Civilization - MPEG-4 clip

Civilization is a video installation produced at Crush with artist and director Marco Brambilla (represented by Ebeling) for the elevators of the Standard Hotel in New York City.

The video mural is “comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down.”

Editor and Research Assistant: Beau Dickson. Assistant: Swapna Tamhane.

The music is Action Rituelle des Ancêtres (Ritual Action of the Ancestors) from Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) by Igor Stravinsky. (thanks Max!)

Civilization è una installazione video prodotta presso Crush con l’artista e regista Marco Brambilla (rappresentato da Ebeling) per gli ascensori dello Standard Hotel di New York.

Il video murale si “compone di oltre 400 video clip e porta i passeggeri dell’ascensore in un viaggio dall’inferno al paradiso, quando salgono, viceversa quando scendono.”

Montaggio ed assistenza alle ricerche: Beau Dickson. Assistente: Swapna Tamhane.

La musica è Action Rituelle des Ancêtres (Azione rituale degli antenati) da Le Sacre du printemps (La sagra della primavera) di Igor Stravinsky. (grazie Max!)

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DOWNLOAD (960×540): Scarica Civilization in altissima risoluzione.
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DOWNLOAD (960×540): Scarica Civilization in altissima risoluzione.
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LINK: Visita Marco Brambilla.

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LINK: Visita The Ebeling Group.

{ 11 } Comments

  1. Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 16:22 | Permalink

    Amazing video!
    It reminds me of a book about BOSCH that my parents gave me as a kid … it blew me away!
    Thanx, Dek!

  2. Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 18:16 | Permalink

    By the way Dek, check this SUPINFOCOM's short, called "Eole"

    A tad long but peaceful…


  3. thewalker | 18 June 2009 at 01:41 | Permalink

    love it,

    great to see some of 'the fall' in there.

  4. snouz | 28 July 2009 at 16:21 | Permalink

    one of my favourite videos from all time! special ambiance, incredible feeling

  5. Max Brolet | 8 June 2010 at 00:12 | Permalink

    I realize the music has never been credited: it’s Igor Stravinski – Le Sacre du Printemps, and the part of the ballet is Ritual Of The Ancients, it’s maybe the most important piece of music of the 20th century: “The music’s innovative complex rhythmic structures, timbres, and use of dissonance have made it a seminal 20th century composition”

  6. Max Brolet | 8 June 2010 at 00:13 | Permalink

    by the way, i’m snouz

  7. Max Brolet | 8 June 2010 at 00:33 | Permalink

    and this video reminds me a game called Heroes 3, I dunno, the feeling from it. The music, the heroic fantasy inspiration, the tones, and mostly the way they all move like gif’s:

    anyway i played this game a lot as a kid and the feeling is pretty strong

  8. DeK | 8 June 2010 at 16:19 | Permalink

    Perhaps is that kind of “distributed look” you get with matte painting and other kind of compositing techniques. I mean, if you spent lots of time designing those artwork you need them to be visible and won’t let them cover each other. Just a lazy thought.

  9. David Collart | 12 January 2011 at 20:45 | Permalink

    Hello ,

    Really an amazing video .Is it possible to download it somewhere ?
    Would be very nice .

    Regards ,


  10. Parions Web | 7 May 2011 at 23:55 | Permalink

    Merci pour cet article bigrement attrayant.

  11. emoticons | 21 May 2011 at 15:46 | Permalink

    I love looking at your emoticons.

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