As if watching the following clip won’t be trippy enough, pretend you’re doing so on an elevator! Marco Brambilla (director of Demolition Man) worked with Toronto-based studio Crush to produce Civilization, an interpretive video mural of Dante’s Divine Comedy, for the new Standard Hotel in NYC. Tiny HD film samples and other pop culture references abound, so watch closely. I’m partial to the monolith from 2001 and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man myself.
Now I have video proof that my favorite imaginary thoroughfare from my favorite intellectually stimulating board game — Candy Land’s Candy Cane Lane — is roughly Exit 16 on the road to Paradise. Worldview = justified.