The Center for the Holographic Arts (Holocenter) is an organization dedicated to promoting and developing holographic artwork.
The Holocenter was founded by respected holographic artists Ana Maria Nicholson and Dan Schweitzer in 1998. As one of the only holographic arts organizations still in existence, our mission is to ensure that holography continues to be a creative practice. Holography is unique in its capacity to bring virtual understandings into contemporary dialogues around media participation, technology and visuo-spatial information. The Holocenter has four main objectives: production, exhibition, research and education.
The current Director, Martina Mrongovius, works with artists and holography studios around the world as a technical and artistic consultant. With headquarters at the Flux Factory in Long Island City, New York, the Holocenter facilitates collaborations and projects between artist and organizations.
The Holocenter staff work closely with artists to develop their concepts and provide access to a number of holography studios, including the Pulse Laser Studio at Ohio State University and the New York Holographic Laboratories in Manhattan. In conjunction with The Center for 4D Arts we are also working towards a new state-of-the art holography facility in Beacon, New York.
We have found it vital to the integrity of holographic arts to ensure annual residency programs. The 2012 cycle are offering both an introductory residency open to all artists, as well as residencies designed to foster the creation of holograms for exhibition.
On average we hold two exhibitions annually in New York while facilitating exhibits in other museums and galleries both in the USA and around the world. Through artist talks, workshops and media publications we ensure the public is able to learn about holography and engage with this medium. The Center for the Holographic Arts is dedicated to continued development of the medium of holography as active and inspiring art form.