Marco Brambilla Studio

The Orders



The Orders is a three-channel video installation which incorporates twelve still lives based on the symbols of Freemasonry. There are three “Orders” in the practice of Freemasonry, each representing a stage of the journey into enlightenment. Freemasonry has a legacy which is shrouded in secrecy and ritual, in this work we explore the role and importance of iconography using the Masonic tradition as a departure point for the ubiquity of symbols and associations based thereupon in contemporary culture.