Dan Schweitzer (1946 – 2001)

“My fascination for holography stems from my attraction to the light and the ability to “sculpt” this energy. Light, it seems to me, is the most effective medium to use when attempting to visualize an idea. Ideas themselves seem to be composed of light. It is the metaphorical behavior of light that compels me to record it as signposts in my travel to examine thought, reality, and our perception of them.”

Dan Schweitzer created the New York Holographic Laboratories with Sam Moree and then co-founded the HoloCenter with Ana Maria Nicholson in 1998. He explored constructed holographic images, often using miniature scenes to place the viewer ‘inside’ larger optical spaces and devices to puncture the image plane.

Dan Schwitzer the Tunnel
Dan Schweitzer (1946 – 2001), The Tunnel, ~1979, Transmission hologram on glass 10×8″

Artworks by Dan Schweitzer are in the HoloCenter collection and have been exhibited as part of the exhibitions:

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

Artist Photonics, HoloCenter on Governors Island NY
May 4 – June 10, 2018

Interference:Coexistence, HoloCenter at the LIC Clock Tower, 2013