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IRIDESCENCE art holograms

presented by the Hologram Foundation (Paris) in conjunction with Center for the Holographic Arts (New York)

Michael Bleyenberg, Patrick Boyd, Lana Briscella,
Pascal Gauchet, Setsuko Ishii and Fred Unterseher

Selected through an international competition six artists produced new holograms.  These artworks sculpt with light to explore how memory, motion and images entwine.

Opening Friday September 1, 6-9pm RSVP:

with artist talks and tours Saturday September 2, 2-4pm

September 1 – October 29, 2017
Weekends 11am – 5pm Fridays, Labor Day and Columbus Day, 2-4pm

403 Colonels  Row ∙ Governors Island ∙ New York

Governors Island is a short ferry ride from 10 South Street, Manhattan
Friday evening departures 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
(and departing the Island 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm)
with additional services from Brooklyn, LIC, 34th Street and Wall Street on weekends

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Michael Bleyenbery and Fred Unterseher IRIDESCENCE

IRIDESCENCE - art hologram exhibition -opening Paris May 2017Pascal Gauchet and Setsuko Ishii hologram installationsIRIDESCENCE opens in Paris

Images from IRIDESCENCE in Paris at ESPACE 24b ∙ 24 bis rue Saint Roch,  75001 ∙ May 27 – June 18, 2017

The Holographic Art Grant is a competitive award that recognizes outstanding artists working with holography.  The selected projects are chosen for artistic merit and originality.  The Holographic Art Grant provides production funding to enable artists to create high quality art holograms.

Surprised by how few art collectors owned holograms Hugues Souparis established the Hologram Foundation to help artists overcome production costs and make artworks available to buyers.  Creating a funding pool for hologram production enables the creation of new artworks, with the goal of bringing holograms into our everyday environments.

The Center for the Holographic Arts supports artists through production residencies,   project development and exhibitions. The HoloCenter is an innovative art center that inspires with creativity and technology.

Projects created in the first round of The Holographic Art Grant:

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Fred Unterseher
Kinetic Figures
Setsuko Ishii
Fragment of Nature – Landscape
Pascal Gauchet
Random Memories
Patrick Boyd
Morris Dancers
Michael Bleyenberg
Lana Briscella
Celestial Ballerina


(catalogue excerpt)

IRIDESCENCE  – art holograms illuminated

Light is energy. Moving through the composed light of a hologram is an experience of perceptual intensity. Vivid, powerful holographic compositions unfold and shape light.

Given beauty and visual dynamic of art holograms it is tragic that we rarely experience them in our everyday environment.  Since first demonstrated in the 1960s artists have been drawn to holography.  Very few however have the persistence and skills to bring their vision through the technically precise process.  The artists who do purse the medium are often found exhibiting in museums or creating commissions.  Each new holographic work requires a significant investment, resulting in very few art holograms being offered for sale.  The Hologram Foundation has set out to change this by creating The Holographic Art Grant – a competitive funding pool to enable artists to create vivid artworks in this unique medium.

The six artists selected for the first Holographic Art Grant employ the dynamics of space and light with their own particular style.  The holograms they produced show a diversity of technology and technique.  Yet each holographic image brings the viewer into a field of light.

The hologram is a record of light. The fidelity of laser light frozen into  a microscopic physical structure. Illuminated the light is reconstructed, woven into the recorded scene. Analogous to a whirlpool, an intangible structure can then be perceived.

The artwork is a holographic window that punctures our space with the recorded visual scene.  As we move through this choreographed visual space what emerges pushes on our sense of reality.  The  superimposed dimensions of the holographic scene bring the viewer into a composition of visual and spatial dynamics.

Composed of light, the IRIDESCENCE holograms sculpt energy into space.

Dr. Martina Mrongovius,  2017
Creative Director
Center for the Holographic Arts