This summer on Governors Island

Holocenter on Governers IslandWe are excited to announce that the Holocenter will be taking up residence at one of the turn-of-the-century houses in Nolan Park on Governors Island.  Although the Island will be open seven days a week this summer, public gallery hours will be from 12-6pm Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment.  You can expect to see more puzzling and tantalizing works of holographic artistry from May 24th until September 28th at house 4B.  Each weekend a different artist will show their work in the upstairs gallery as part of a series of projection art ‘Parallax’.  The Holocenter is also teaming up with the New York Stereoscopic Association to showcase 3D imagery, from random dot stereograms to a glasses-free display for viewing 3D photography.  The New York Stereoscopic Association will be bringing in speakers, presentations and historic 3D prints on select dates so stay tuned.  Exhibitions at the other houses on Nolan Park will be produced by the Rubin Museum of Art, the International Center for Photography, the Museum of Math and a number of art galleries and cultural organizations. See you on the Island!

 Directions and Ferry Schedules can be found here

and check out the May Newsletter to find out about the Holocenter’s pop up show at LIC Arts Open, our collaboration with the West Harlem Arts Fund to curate ‘Repurpose’ – a festival of lights and more…

 

 

 

Farewell Extravaganza

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light painting by Pete Rogina

 

A Farewell Extravaganza

Come say goodbye to the Clock Tower

Friday April 11th, 8pm-2am

29-27 41st Ave (corner of 41st Ave and Queens Plaza North)

Long Island City,  Queens, NY 11101

Come celebrate with the Holocenter before we leave this extraordinary venue at the Clock Tower of Long Island City! Come find out why New York Magazine named us in their Best of NY 2014 issue as “Best Mind Trip”. Come for music, holograms, projections, performers, interactive installations, food, and drinks. Step into the Vault one last time and enter the ephemeral world of holographic art.

Food By Open Kitchen

Sets on the Perch by DJ Tinseltown, DJ Beat Kitty, DJ Anthony C

Acoustic performances in the Vault by ELÉGIE, Perry Phoenix, Dimi Noise

Holographic and stereographic art by Eric Leiser, Paul Johnson, Gerald Marks, Martina Mrongovius & Nick Normal, Ana Maria Nicholson (along with the amazing collection in the Vault Gallery)

Projections by VJ Krunch, Justin Disco Riley, Peter Rogina, Steve Pavlovsky, Carlton Bright

Lounge by Lindsay Arden

Laser Arm by Maxwell Cohn,

Roving Games of Chance by Mark Krawczuk

Light Graffiti by Vicki DaSilva

3D Light Portraits by James Linkous

Cut Cube Light Fixture by Sean McIntyre

Theatrical Interjection by Richard Mazda

Interactive phone station by Alex Nathanson

THRIVE by Radek Szczesny

Light Installation by Erik Sanner and Kazue Taguchi

 

Entry by donation Pay-what-you-wish … RSVP Here

 

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Looking for a new home

Queens Clock Tower

Ellen Harvey, ‘Look Up, Not Down’ 2006
glass mosaic at Queens Plaza station

The Clock Tower building has been sold bringing an end to the Holocenter at this location.

We are looking for a new space – please contact us if you have any potential venues for the gallery, the library and archive or where we could build up a teaching and production studio.

The current show <<Uncertain Worlds>> will be on display Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm until April 5, if you have not seen it yet do yourself a favor and come visit.

And join us on April 11 from 8pm for an extravagant closing night, with projections, lenticulars, holograms, performers and music throughout the venue.

The vault gallery will be open until April 12.

Then stayed tuned for pop-up exhibitions until we find a new home.

pop-up exhibition at LIC FLEA & Food

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The Holocenter is excited to be presenting holograms at
LIC FLEA & Food
December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 11am-6pm
and the 2nd Annual Celebrate LIC Holiday Party
December 5, 5:30pm-8:30pm
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY

The Holocenter has been invited to exhibit in the center of the LIC Flea & Food and
will be presenting some fantastic works, including a very special portrait of Keith
Haring from founder Ana Maria Nicholson’s series Portraits in Laser Light. A
holographic portrait is a unique three-dimensional image that captures the living
presence of a person in light. These portraits have a vividness and wealth of detail
impossible to obtain with a photograph.

In addition to the display, the Holocenter will be selling affordable holograms thanks
to a partnership with The Hologram Place. We are so happy to be working with this
organization. The Hologram Place has combined their experience in commercial
holography with artwork by Lon Moore to create a special range of holograms that
are great for holiday gifts.

The 2nd Annual Celebrate LIC Holiday Party and launch of the LIC Flea & Food
will be on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The Long Island City
Partnership is presenting a curated selection of vendors and there will be
complimentary beer, wine, live music, and installations by local artists. The event is
free to attend, and LIC Partnership members will receive special discounts from
vendors. RSVP with LIC Partnership

Please note that due to this exhibition, The Vault Gallery at the Clock Tower of
LIC will be open by appointment only during the month of December, with
the exception of our POLARITY event on Wednesday, December 18th

Creating Holograms from Digital Content

Linda Law is now offering a unique online course that teaches the range of current Holographic image making possibilities. This eight session course reviews the wide range of existing holographic art, demonstrates methods of creating holographic images, and facilitates the creation of content in this unique format. All students will create two 8” x 10” digital holograms as a part of the course.

This course is oriented to artists and designers with skills in 3D animation, video, After Effects, and Photoshop.

Linda Law is a digital / holographic artist who has been working with holography since 1975. In her long career in this extraordinary medium she has worked in holographic research, curated for the New York Museum of Holography, and has been an independent curator of many exhibitions of holographic art. Linda is a teaching artist and educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience in holography. She has also worked with 3D animation, produced content for digital holograms for commercial clients for Simian Technologies Inc., and is the Founding Director of the Center for 4D Arts.

For more information or to sign up for the course please contact Linda Law at greenwoman555@gmail.com

 

Center for the Holographic Arts 1998~2005

This video has been shot and edited by Ana Maria Nicholson ( Founder and Director ), Ikuo Nakamura ( then Co-Director ), and Sam Moree, spanning 1998-2005.
 

We’d like to dedicate this footage to our best Holographers who opened this field:

Dan Schweitzer ( Co-founder, Holography artist pioneer )
Rudie Berkhout ( Holography artist, Pioneer)
Steve Benton ( Prof. MIT Medialab spatial Imaging group)
Peter Nicholson ( pioneer Holography artist / sculptor)

Special Thanks to Sheawater foundation for the support.

 

PETER NICHOLSON, PIONEER OF PULSE LASER HOLOGRAPHY DIED IN MIAMI DECEMBER 2003

Peter and Arnold in Hawaii, 1979

Peter and Arnold in Hawaii, 1979

Peter Nicholson, artist, inventor and pioneer of pulse laser holography died suddenly of a heart attack in Miami where he had gone to attend the Basel Art Fair. Peter became involved in holography after meeting Lloyd Cross in the early 70′s. He became director of the Smithsonian Holography Program at Brookhaven National Laboratories where he was the first artist to explore the possibilities of pulse portraiture. With Ana Maria Nicholson he founded the Center for Experimental Holography and moved it to the University of Hawaii. While there they made portraits of the Governor and other notables including Agnes Lum and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the 1980′s and 1990′s he was Founder and President of Holographics, Inc., a research and development company where he invented and produced a miniaturized portable pulse laser with an incorporated camera called the “Portraitist”. Later this camera was adapted for non-destructive testing of aircraft. He obtained over $600,000 in National Science Foundation grants to develop a miniature pulse laser using a new crystal praseodymium which he hoped would further the development of color holography. He held 10 U.S. patents.