Marco Brambilla: Heaven's Gate

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Marco Brambilla: Heaven's Gate

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Jun 17, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022
Thursdays 11am-9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm

Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday through Jan 30, 2022

Free with museum admission.

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Heaven’s Gate is a monumental new work by video artist Marco Brambilla. A lavish, satirical and vertigo-inducing meditation on the Hollywood ‘Dream Factory,’ Heaven’s Gate is a work of digital psychedelia employing the same state-of-the-art computer compositing technology as the films it references.

In a totem-like display of screens, the viewer travels through a vertical landscape of infinitely-looping and collaged film samples, led upwards through a series of seven surreal landscapes. The panoramas are arranged vertically into a digital totem, in which the monument of our worship questions human nature’s relationship to consumption and excess. Film characters and fantastical set pieces are transformed into infinitely looping memes, trapped in time as media sculptures removed from their original context; now inhabiting a hyper-sensory parallel universe where the lines between gaming, news, reality TV, and Hollywood are part of the same human epic.


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