Civilization, a video mural created by artist Marco Brambilla was recently installed in the elevator bay of the New York City Standard Hotel, depicting your journey from hell to heaven as the floors go by. Made of more than 400 spliced together film clips the work is gorgeous and off-putting at the same time, both campy and serious, ( kind of like most hotel stays for me). Check it out below!
Brambilla, a Milan born Canadian raised US resident has an amazing body of work and is an inspiration to video art and the use of recycled imagery. One of my favorite pieces is this meditation on the representation of sexuality on film Destricted (2006)