Marco Brambilla Tells The Story Of Human Evolution
The world may know Marco Brambilla best for his directorial work on Kanye West's "Power" music video, but the video artist's scope exists on a much larger scale: try the entirety of human existence. For his ambitious video piece, "Evolution (Megaplex)," now showing at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and previously covered on the Huffington Post, Brambilla pieced together human history using samples from cinema's past.
"Evolution (Megaplex)" illustrates the story of humanity from pre-historic to contemporary times by using around 400 individual film snippets that are "blended into a fluid, interconnected tableau." Brambilla chose to focus primarily on genre films as source material because of their sensationalized take on historical events.
Seamlessly melting into one another, the film clips conjure feelings of brutality and violence alongside love and spirituality. In true Brambilla fashion, "Evolution (Megaplex)" is a visual feast for the eyes that will leave you eating leftovers for quite some time. The overwhelming scope of the work almost pales in comparison to the cultural landmarks that it is created from. View a slideshow of stills from Marco Brambilla's "Evolution (Megaplex)" below and feel free to play an impromptu game of "Where's Waldo?" with your friends.
Marco Brambilla's "Evolution (Megaplex)" will be showing at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art from January 20th through the 28th, 2012.