Rendering courtesy of Marco Brambilla
As part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival 2013, Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) present Marco Brambilla’s video installation Creation (3D) at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on May 3 from 10 p.m. until midnight. Accompanying this epic presentation, composer Christopher Cerrone create an immersive live score featuring performances by Guidonian Hand and Young New Yorkers’ Chorus. Additional visual elements by NBNY further integrate Brambilla’s piece within this extraordinary setting.
Drawing from an array of pop cultural sources in order to re-contextualize century old histories, Brambilla’s films continue to challenge the standards of both art and film. The third in a trilogy of 3D videos that started with Civilization (2008) and Evolution (2010), Creation (2012) presents a spectacular cinematic composition that culls from a vast archive of iconic Hollywood films. Set within the form of a giant DNA helix, Brambilla takes the viewer on a spiraling trajectory that begins with a big bang and continues through embryonic inception, idyllic, Eden-like bliss and decadence. With each cycle of the work, Brambilla’s video engulfs the viewer in an overload of imagery almost impossible to sustain.
In an echoing soundscape throughout the Basilica, Brambilla’s moving image will come to life through stirring re-interpretation and re-mixing of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella Waltz. Layering digital and live performance, Cerrone samples elements of the original Prokofiev while featuring appearances by Young New Yorkers’ Chorus and the trombone quartet Guidonian Hand.
Produced by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) with Presenting Sponsor, Audemars Piguet, and additional sponsors: Ntropic, World Stage, Human, Auto Desk, Municipal Arts Society, The Standard. Co-produced by Materials & Methods.
Entrance on Mott Street between Prince and Houston Streets.
Free and open to the public.