March Brambilla is a visual and installation artist who is exceptionally well-known for his use of 3D technology in video art. Some of his work is so large that it utilizes up to 54 screens at a time just to display it, his simulation of the Apollo launch in 2015 is an example of this. One of his pieces, “Civilization” is absolutely wild. Here he pieces together clips from movies in a collage-like way, and it continuously moves in an upward motion to take the viewer to new “locations” everytime. His other piece in the series is “Creation” which takes on a similar concept but instead of moving vertically, the piece moves in a helix type motion. Another piece of his Materialization/De-Materialization, is a series of ripples that’s made out of Star Trek characters. These people are done in stop motion loops, which gives it such a cool visual effect.
Brambilla has been approached by artists such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and even Beyonce’s people to which he turned them all down. He is a firm believer in creating things with meaning as a means of communication.
Civilization by Marco Brambilla from Smith. on Vimeo.
“Creation (Megaplex)” (Excerpt) by Marco Brambilla – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.