Welcome to Heaven’s Gate, a lavish and satirical video installation by artist Marco Brambilla.
Displayed in Outernet London on the world’s largest 360 digital canvas, the artwork immerses the viewer in a landscape of collaged ﬁlm samples, taking them through a series of surreal scenes. To create this work of digital psychedelia, Glassworks worked hand in hand with the artist and provided state-of-the-art compositing.
Diverse 2D elements were combined into a unique 3D collage, using virtual cameras and creative solutions to solve the extra dimension and add the necessary depth. The film characters and fantastical set pieces were transformed into inﬁnitely looping memes, trapped in time as media sculptures removed from their original context.
The artwork, which was developed during the dramatic events of 2020, questions our relationship with consumption and excess. Affairs such as the pandemic or the American election were woven into the massive digital tapestry as they were taking place, requiring an incredible adaptation effort from our team.
Besides the 360 installation in Outernet London, “Heaven’s Gate” is exhibited at the Perez Art Museum Miami (USA) in its ‘totem’ format. And in the impressive Sphere in Las Vegas: a 360-degree presentation on the exterior LED surface of this next-gen entertainment medium. The artwork has also been digitally recanvased to 16:9 and VR to provide a totally immersive experience in future exhibitions.
Previous collaborations between Marco Brambilla and Glassworks include the acclaimed Nude Descending a Staircase No.3, 2019.