From January 22nd until February 26th, Heaven's Gate, a monumental new work by Marco Brambilla is on view for the first time in Europe at Outernet London, utilising 23,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree,16K screens across four storeys in the heart of the West End.
Heaven's Gate presents the spectacle of the Hollywood dream factory as a panoramic video collage where visitors ascend through psychedelic landscapes of looping samples of iconic moments in cinematic history. The work celebrates and satirizes pop culture, engulfing the viewer in a hyper-saturation of imagery almost impossible to sustain.
Marco Brambilla said:
"I was initially approached to show this work in the space which led to my curating the Outernet Arts program. I was able to invite artists whose work I admire to show new works in this exciting, recently launched space. I'm thrilled to be presenting Heaven's Gate in a context which will embrace the spectacle intrinsic to the concept of the work and now also in its presentation."
Outernet Arts unites an international network of established and emerging artists through commissions investigating the intricate concept of 'the media space, a platform where artist-led projects prompt more extensive conversations around our lives in a world dominated by the digital era.
Previously, Outernet Arts has presented exhibitions, including Simon Denny's Dotcom Seance, which explored dot-com era brands and Acute Art's The Temple, an experience that invited visitors into the spiritual world of esteemed Swedish artist Hilma af Klint.
About Marco Brambilla
Marco Brambilla is an artist based in London. Brambilla's work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum (New York); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation (Madrid); and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C). Brambilla has worked with Creative Time and Art Production Fund in New York to present public art installations and has received the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards. His work has been featured at the Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festivals, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.
Read what Secret London had to say about our Outernet Arts Heaven's Gate installation
Heaven's Gate is on view from January 22nd at The Now Building, Centre Point, London WC2H 8LH, opposite the Elizabeth line exit of Tottenham Court Road Tube