Monday, July 27, 2009
The Standard Hotel in New York, recently declared to be the Municipal Art Society's Best New Building of 2009, has an incredibly stunning HD video installation located in, of all places, their elevators!
Civilization, a chronological video sequence using over 500 looping clips to simulate the “journey” from hell to heaven plays on high-definition monitors which are seen through a viewing port in each of the elevators at the hotel and move according to the direction of the elevator.
It's awesome and I can't wait to check it out in person later on this year!
Do yourself a favor and check out Civilization by Marco Brambilla and Crush, Toronto.