August Muth Betwixt hologram

August Muth, BETWIXT

August Muth, Betwixt, 2019, Multi-layered reflection hologram in archival glass laminate with photo-luminescent pigment and sand etched glass, 18.25” x 9.6”, optical depth 11”

This artwork is composed of simple geometric forms which overlap in space to create a multi-dimensional expanse of material light, time, and space. Thin wedge shapes of the holographic emulsion have been removed from some layers within the artworks resulting in windows that invite exploration. These shapes of removed emulsion also create a two dimensional solidity that contrasts the holographic interstitial space. The finished artwork is constructed by laminating multiple layers of individual holographic plates and one layer of black backing glass to create an archival artwork.

 My intent is to reveal a cognitive holographic dimension within our ordinary experiences of light, and to stimulate a dialogue between the ordinary and the extraordinary planes of understanding. This in turn may expand our perceptions, increase our acceptance of the unknown, and facilitate the evolution of our culture toward systems that are more holistically integrated.’

Produced with a Holographic Art Grant to expand the GEOMETRIC suite of artworks that consist of unique, wall hung reflection holograms recorded on dichromate gelatin hand-coated glass.

Holographic Embodiment at the HoloCenter on Governors Island
August 31 – October 27, 2019