The Asian Premier of Heaven’s Gate

The Asian Premier of Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate, a shiny new video by artist Marco Brambilla, is making its Asia debut at The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon. Catch the latest piece in his Megaplex series of video collages in The Box—the centerpiece of our main lobby.

Heaven’s Gate invites us to levitate through a panoramic landscape of sampled film clips from movies, both obscure and familiar, collaged into an elaborate digital canvas. The collage interprets Hollywood's dream factory, a glossy reflection of humanity’s perpetual quest for the ultimate fantasy. It's a glorious melodrama mimicking the silver screen spectacles once produced by Walt Disney and Cecile B. DeMille. A visual tribute to Hollywood’s veneration of glamour while retelling the history of the world in seven distinct phases. A familiar and universal story, the digitally assembled images generate a hyper-realistic landscape of clouds, meadows, and cityscapes, against which humanity oscillates between enlightenment and production. Heaven’s Gate engulfs the viewer in a level of density in imagery that’s almost impossible to sustain.

Marco Brambilla is a video artist based in London and New York. Brambilla’s work is globally recognized, found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the ARCO Foundation in Madrid, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. His most notable shows include the New Museum in New York, a retrospective in the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Seoul Biennial in South Korea, the Broad Art Museum, the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, and the Kunsthalle in Switzerland.

For more info, please visit Marco’s official website at