1960, Milan, Italy
Media artist Brambilla evokes suspense and wonder through the cinematic manipulation of his time-based works. Born in Milan in 1960, Brambilla worked as a commercial and feature film director before devoting himself to art-based video and photography projects in 1998.
In 1999 Brambilla created a contemporary interpretation of a cyclorama, or large-scale panorama presented in a continuous 360-degree view. The project features nine video monitors that display views from revolving rooftop restaurants in nine North American cities: Montreal, New York, Toronto, New Orleans, Saint Louis, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
In 2001 Brambilla was commissioned by Creative Time to create a project for the Times Square Jumbotron Screen. In 2003 the New Museum of Contemporary Art commissioned Brambilla to create an installation based on Counter-Strike, the popular multi-user video game.