Marco Brambilla Studio

The Four Temperaments



Video Archive

In The Four Temperaments, Cate Blanchett performs four sets of distinct character types divided according to a personality classification first defined by the Greek philosopher, Galen. He named the four ‘Temperaments’: Sanguine (yellow), Choleric (red), Melancholic (blue), and Phlegmatic (green). In the work, the characters performed by Blanchett each appear within a single floating crystal ball. The character fixes her gaze and addresses the viewer with the worlds “I love you”. Confronting familiar emotions that shift between intimacy and distance, gentleness and brutality; the viewer inadvertently becomes the subject in a cross-fire of emotions.

sdfExhibitions & screenings

2022 Leeum Museum of Art
Seoul, South Korea

2021 PHI Center
Montreal, Canada

2020 Michael Fuchs Galerie
Berlin Germany

Selected press

The Art Newspaper
Cate Blanchett takes on multiple personalities in her second art film, directed by Italian artist Marco Brambilla

Cate Blanchett Stars in a High Culture Project You Can Watch On Your Phone

Cate Blanchett stars in a new video installation by Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla Captures Cate Blanchett in “The Four Temperaments”

Acute Art
Launching The Four Temperaments AR by Marco Brambilla

Los Angeles Times
The new AR app that puts you in the room with Cate Blanchett

Marco Brambilla’s Free “The Four Temperaments” AR App Experience Starring Cate Blanchett

W Magazine
Watch Cate Blanchett Tell You She Loves You Over and Over Again