The Center for the Holographic Arts in conjunction with Ohio State University offers a residency program to enable artists learn about holography and produce holographic artwork. There are two opportunities offered at the pulse laser studio in Columbus, Ohio. The Pulse Laser Holography Workshop enables artist with limited experience to learn about holography. While the Holographic Artist Residency offers experienced artists the facilities to create holograms using the pulse ‘camera’1.
Since 1999 the Center for the Holographic Arts has enabled over 50 artists to develop skills and produce artwork that has been shown in museums and galleries around the world.
Pulse Laser Holography Workshop
5 days, April 21-25
During this hands-on workshop five artists will have the opportunity to learn how to create holographic images. This is designed as an introductory course that includes using the pulse laser ‘camera’ to record master holograms and work on an optical table with a continuous wave laser to transfer a recording into a holographic print. The workshop is taught by artist Sam Moree and physicist Professor Harris Kagan.
Holographic Artist Residency
1 week (Date to be negotiated after acceptance)
This residency gives the artist (or group) access to the pulse ruby-laser ‘camera’ and continuous wave transfer table to create a holographic artwork. The project can focus on creating pulse masters or a master for a reflection or transmission print. The pulse laser can image a volume ~3′ cubed. For transfers there are plate holders up to 12″ x 16″ and a 4′ x 12′ optical table available. During the residency the artist will be expected to give a talk about their art practice to the students at Ohio State University and engage with the advanced holography class.
What is provided
Artists will have assistance and access to the holography laboratories including the pulse laser studio at Ohio State University. Holographic film and chemistry will be provided for the Workshop. Resident artists need to bring their own film or we can help arrange for film to be purchased. In 2013 one honorarium is available to an artist resident to visit at the end of November.
Artists will need to meet the cost of accommodation2, travel and any other materials required for their project. A letter of support will be provided to artists who wish to apply for grants to assist with these expenses.
Before applying all artists should have a basic knowledge of holography. A good place to start: What is holography?
Artists with limited experience making holograms should apply for the Pulse Laser Holography Workshop.
To be eligible for the Holographic Artist Residency, you should have experience creating holograms as well as a strong concept and plan for a holographic artwork that can be realized with the facilities.
- Contact details
- Artist Bio/CV
- Up to three URLs showing recent work
up to 2 pages, PDF file, labeled with “YourName.pdf”
For the Introduction to Pulse Laser Holography also include:
- Why you want to explore holography and how this relates to your art practice
up to 1 page PDF file, labeled with “YourName_Workshop.pdf”
For the Holographic Artist Residency also include:
- Proposed project summary (images & diagrams are great)
- If you would like to be considered for the honorarium placement in November or if you project requires particular dates.
up to 3 pages PDF file, “YourName_Project.pdf”
Email your PDFs to INFO [at] HOLOCENTER [dot] ORG by 15 February 2013.
Please indicated which residency you are applying for in the subject line.
The applications will be assessed by a panel. Workshops participants are primarily selected because of their motive to learn about holography and how it this extends their practice. Holographic Artist Residencies are awarded based on the proposed project and the artistic merit of previous work.
1 The ‘Pulse Camera’ enables holograms to be recorded of moving subjects, akin to a high-speed flash photograph. A pulse of laser light is split, and directed through optics and diffuses to illuminate the subject and the holographic film. The light recombines in the film to create an interference pattern that encodes the light reflected by the subject. The Pulse laser at Ohio State University is a 1 Joule JK-Ruby laser that emits red light (694nm).
2 There are a number of hotels near campus and a number of visiting artists have been hosted through the couch-surfing network